Paris climate summit: the unanswered questions

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The United Nations international climate summit, COP21, opened at Le Bourget close to Paris on November 30th in unusual circumstances. The host country France is under a state of emergency as it welcomes leaders, negotiators and activists from around the world. As Mediapart's environment correspondent Jade Lindgaard reports, a deal at the summit appears to be within reach, but doubts and questions remain about the real direction of the negotiations.

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The world has not been so close to a climate agreement since the failure of the conference at Copenhagen in 2009. Nonetheless, society's scepticism and doubts over negotiations aimed at tackling climate disruption have never been expressed so loudly either.