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Copenhagen (final day +1): Summit Seals Weak Climate Deal

December 19, 2009 | Alex Scott in Copenhagen

Delegates at the United Nations (UN) have worked through the night and agreed a deal to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in an attempt to protect the earth from anthropogenic climate change.   At CW’s press time mid-morning on Saturday 19 December, the delegates of almost 200 countries had "noted" a proposal made by a splinter group of countries led by Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the U.S. for a limited, non-legally binding “climate accord.” To be accepted as an official U.N. agreement all 193 nations have had to agree...

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