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Workers install a wind turbine on the Champs-Elysees avenue on November 26, 2015 in Paris, ahead of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), also known as "Paris 2015" from November 30 to December 11.  (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Workers install a wind turbine on the Champs-Elysees avenue on November 26, 2015 in Paris, ahead of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), also known as "Paris 2015" from November 30 to December 11. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

World leaders from more than 190 nations will gather in Paris to try to forge a new global climate agreement. The United Nations conference begins on November 30 and end December 11.

Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists tells Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti that the key issues on the agenda are firming countries' commitments to reduce their emissions by the year 2020, and getting developed countries to commit to help finance poorer nations so they can invest in clean technology and adapt to the damage from a warming climate.

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  • Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists and the director of its Washington, DC, office.

This segment aired on November 27, 2015.

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