Climate negotiators set 2018 deadline to deliver Paris rules

Two weeks of UN climate talks in Marrakech closed late on Friday with an agreement to finalise the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement by December 2018

Two weeks of UN climate talks in Marrakech closed late on Friday with an agreement to finalise the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement in December 2018.

The Paris rule book is set to guide the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate agreed last year in the French capital. Progress on implementation will be reviewed next year at the next conference hosted by Fiji in Bonn, Germany.

The Marrakech conference, where negotiators began to hammer out the detailed rules for implementing the climate deal, started off upbeat with the entry into force of the Paris Agreement. But the election of Donald TrumpĀ as the next US presidentĀ cast a shadow over the talks with his pledge to "cancel" the climate deal.

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