Obama Joins Climate Summit That Doesn’t Force Remedies

September 23, 2014 1:58 PM

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President Barack Obama joins more than 100 world leaders today at a United Nations summit on climate change that’s designed to move the issue beyond talk to action -- though not just yet.

The brainchild of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the daylong summit is designed to create momentum for negotiations on a draft global agreement in time for another meeting in December in Lima and a formal accord a year later in Paris.

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