After Climate Agreement, What Comes Next?04:30
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'1.5 Degrees' in white neon is lit on the Eiffel Tower in the French capital, as the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)
'1.5 Degrees' in white neon is lit on the Eiffel Tower in the French capital, as the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)
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Countries and businesses are grappling with what the new climate deal - finalized during the U.N. conference in Paris on Saturday - means for them.

The deal requires all countries to set emissions targets and aim to prevent global temperatures from rising two degrees Celsius, but it does not have legally binding emissions targets, which makes it hard to enforce.

Derek Thompson, of The Atlantic, speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the deal and how it will be carried out.

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This segment aired on December 14, 2015.

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