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Spain's Sanchez greets leaders arriving for climate talks

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Published on December 2, 2019 - Duration: 01:00s

Spain's Sanchez greets leaders arriving for climate talks

Spain's acting Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, greeted leaders arriving for the 2019 Climate Change conference in the capital Madrid on Monday.

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Spain's Sanchez greets leaders arriving for climate talks

During the two-week climate conference, COP25, the world leaders will be facing growing pressure to prove they can muster the political will to avert the most catastrophic impacts of global warming The talks will be held against a backdrop of increasingly visible impacts from rising temperatures in the past year, with wildfires raging from the Arctic and the Amazon to Australia, and tropical regions hit by devastating hurricanes.

Leaders will aim to lay the final pieces of groundwork needed to support the 2015 Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, which enters a crucial implementation phase next year.

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