Kerry celebrates Paris agreement as 'a victory for the planet'


Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the Paris Agreement, the world's first agreement on climate change, as a victory for all the nations of the world.

Kerry, speaking after all 196 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties unanimously adopted the agreement, called the last week he spent in Paris nailing down the agreement as the leader of the American delegation one of the most rewarding experiences of his life.

"This is a tremendous victory for all of our citizens, not for any one country or any one block, but for everybody here who has worked so hard to bring us across the finish line," Kerry said. "It is a victory for the planet and for future generations."

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