Time to turn words into climate action: IMF chief

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a press conference at the Treasury in central London on December 11, 2015Words must be put into action to save the planet, IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned, after envoys from 195 nations approved in Paris Saturday a historic accord to stop global warming. The post-2020 Paris Agreement ends decades-long rows between rich and poor nations over how to carry out what will be a multi-trillion dollar campaign to cap global warming and cope with the impacts of a shifting climate. “The Paris Agreement is a critical step forward for addressing the challenge of global climate change in the 21st century,” Lagarde said in a statement.

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