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What the Paris Climate Deal Must Get Right

Transparency is crucial. So is a commitment to negotiate further cuts to emissions soon.

The party's almost over.

Photographer: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Whatever agreement to lower greenhouse-gas emissions emerges from the Paris climate talks, it probably won't be enough on its own to stop the Earth's atmosphere from warming to dangerous levels. If the deal gets certain things right, however, it can at least put that goal within reach.

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