Diplomats reach final draft agreement in climate change negotiations

Demonstrators in France advocate for a climate change deal as negotiators participate in Paris talks.
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Diplomats in Paris unveiled the final draft of a global climate change agreement Saturday, with government ministers expected to reject or approve the deal later in the day, CNN reports.

The agreement would call for limiting the increase in atmospheric temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius by reducing emissions, The New York Times reports. The draft follows two weeks of negotiations at the annual United Nations climate change summit, attended by nearly every country in the world.

"Our text is the best possible balance — a balance which is powerful yet delicate, which will enable each delegation, each group of countries, with head held high, having achieved something important," said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

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