The Beijing Environment Exchange, one of seven emissions trading pilot programs in China, may be part of a nationwide carbon market by as early as 2017. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Gov. Jerry Brown (left) meets with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 27. Brown has been brokering his own international agreement on climate change. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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French police patrol near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday. France is the most-visited country in the world, but the number of tourists has dropped off since the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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People do their holiday shopping in Manhattan Mall in New York City in November 2014. Retailers may have a harder time filling holiday jobs this year because of a shrinking pool of workers. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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The Volkswagen logo is seen at the main entrance gate of the Volkswagen group on Friday in Wolfsburg, Germany. That day, CEO Matthias Mueller announced the company would be cutting expenditures by more than $1 billion. Alexander Koerner/Getty Images hide caption

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Participants, led by facilitator Eddie Pitchford (center), form the Chain of Unity at the conclusion of the meeting. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change," they chant. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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