Historic climate deal aims well below 2degreesC limit

December 13, 2015 5:01 AM

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Historic climate deal aims well below 2degreesC limit

A landmark climate change deal was clinched on Saturday night with the approval of India, China and the US, after days of tough negotiations here with the legally-binding pact seeking to limit global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius and committing $100 billion a year from 2020 to help developing nations.

The target of well below 2 degrees Celsius and even more ambitious 1.5 degrees Celsius was originally expected not to be to the liking of developing countries like India and China who are major emitters on account of industrialisation but Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar was effusive in his we...

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