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A fair agreement meant that industrial countries had to take the lead in climate change mitigation and help the most vulnerable countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change, said Merkel. “We must show in Paris that we are keeping our promise of Copenhagen,” she said, referring to the $100 billion annually pledged to climate finance by industrialised nations by 2020.”Ambitious, comprehensive, fair and binding – that’s how a global climate agreement should and must be,” explained Merkel. “It’s a question of ecologic necessity, but also of economic reason. It’s a question of intergenerational justice, a question of humanity, and, yes, it is also a question of humanity’s future.”