Nuns sense energy among delegates to reach climate deal for France

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Le Bourget, France — Negotiations toward a global climate treaty have ebbed and flowed here, according to several U.S. sisters observing the proceedings. Still, they sense a deal to emerge, in part due to the host country.

"There's a strong sense that the delegates want to do it for France," said Ursuline Sr. Michelle Morek, coalition coordinator for UNANIMA International.

"They all stand up and applaud France's courage in pushing through with this and insisting that it go on. And they're saying, we must come up with a document — a good document — for France, to honor their courage in holding this," she told NCR.

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