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US and China lead push to bring Paris climate deal into force early

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The Paris climate agreement needs to be approved by 55 countries accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions to come into force. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Early start date would add momentum for deeper emissions cuts and lock a future US president into the deal for four years

April 19, 2016 — The US and China are leading a push to bring the Paris climate accord into force much faster than even the most optimistic projections – aided by a typographical glitch in the text of the agreement.

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