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As we begin this New Year, its wonderful to give thanks and praise for the major achievement of the Paris Agreement. It's been such a long awaited event. Yes, its far from perfect but reaching a global agreement with 195 countries is to be celebrated....

[caption id="attachment_18116" align="alignleft" width="150"] Earth Day Image, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Flickr, under Creative Commons License[/caption] We're sending this out now because we've heard that the next draft of the Paris Agreement is due to be sent to the lawyers at about 2 AM Paris...

[caption id="attachment_18111" align="alignleft" width="150"] Delegates at Thursday night's meeting, COP21[/caption] "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."   Isaiah 40:31 After another long night...

[caption id="attachment_18105" align="alignleft" width="150"] COP21 Pacific delegates pour over draft text[/caption] Climate talks have a reputation for not meeting deadlines - but there's generally a real will to reach agreement in Paris, and the French leadership, which has been widely praised for its transparency and skill...

[caption id="attachment_18090" align="alignleft" width="150"] Figueres receiving faith petitions © Judith Tooth[/caption] If you've seen media coverage of the climate talks, you may well have seen a picture of Christiana Figueres, the dynamic head of the UN's Climate Change Secretariat, who seems to be everywhere - encouraging, welcoming,...

[caption id="attachment_18084" align="alignleft" width="150"] Copyright Elizabeth Perry, used with permission[/caption] On Saturday, negotiators agreed a draft text for a Paris outcome, which ministers will now have the responsibility of turning into the final agreement. It's a first step - but there's a lot of work to...

[caption id="attachment_18076" align="alignleft" width="150"] Copyright: Isabel Carter[/caption] Today is 'Action Day' at the Paris climate talks. The main 'action' of the day will be the delivery of a draft text that can go to ministers for further negotiation next week. The deadline for its delivery is twelve...