Will The Next Big Climate Deal Be Legally Binding?
Comments from Secretary of State John Kerry have people asking this: How important is it that Paris climate talks result in a legally binding treaty?By Sebastian Martinez | November 12, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry is causing some confusion over upcoming climate talks in Paris. (Video via U.S. Department of State)
Kerry told The Financial Times a deal in Paris wouldn't be legally binding, saying it "definitely is not going to be a treaty" and there are "not going to be legally binding reduction targets."
In other words, the U.S. wouldn't face consequences, like sanctions, for violating an agreement. (Video via The White House)