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After Paris, what lies ahead for world climate?

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The first step will be a stock-taking in 2018, two years before the agreement enters into force, of the overall impact of countries' progress in abandoning fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas in favour of renewable sources such as solar and wind.

Le Bourget, France

AFTER a champagne moment in Paris, where ministers from around the world crafted a pact to fight perilous climate change, now comes the hard part.

Observers are under no illusion that celebrations and high-flown rhetoric are enough when it comes to rolling back