Merkel urges swift progress on Paris Agreement

Carbon cuts pledged in Paris two years ago are just a start and countries need to step up action urgently, German chancellor Angela Merkel told UN climate talks in Bonn on Wednesday

Carbon cuts pledged in Paris two years ago are just a start and countries need to step up action urgently, German chancellor Angela Merkel told UN climate talks in Bonn on Wednesday.

In a keynote address to COP23, where 190 countries have gathered to discuss implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, Merkel said more steps were needed to combat climate change.

Her comments came as her CDU party tries to cobble together a coalition agreement with the Greens and pro-business Free Democrats.

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