The ambitious plan includes maintaining rise in global average temperatures to 'well below' 2 degrees celcius as well as financial support to help emerging countries reduce emissions. For countries like Tanzania, the implications are massive.
Soils are a double-edged climate sword. They are huge reservoirs of organic carbon and can act as a carbon sink. But they can also release CO2 into the atmosphere when used unsustainably.
President Trump's controversial tweets about global warming have left many heads of state stony-faced. But big business is now pushing Washington to implement the United Nations' climate goals.
Syria and Nicaragua have reversed their 2015 decisions not to join the landmark climate accord. With the US saying it wants to withdraw, Washington is set to cut a lonely figure on the world stage in the next few years.
A spokeswomen for the Syrian delegation to COP23 has said the country is ready to join the Paris accord. This would make the United States the only country that's not a part of the global climate pact.
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