'Stage is set' for historic world climate pact: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the French capital December 7, 2015 for the final intense period of negotiations at the UN conference which is seeking a pact to rein in the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for altering Earth's climateKerry arrived in the French capital earlier in the day for the final intense period of negotiations at the UN conference which is seeking a pact to rein in the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for altering Earth’s climate. “I am an optimist or I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing,” Kerry told conference-goers at a meeting in Paris organised by tech news site Mashable. “I think we can,” he added, promising that both he and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius, whom he met privately on arrival in Paris, hope to have a global climate deal by Friday.

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