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Group calls for robust world climate pact

Conference declaration appeals for more money for local authorities to save planet

GETTING HOTTER: A new global agreement to be signed in December will seek to limit average global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.


THOUSANDS of cities, provinces and states around the world have urged national governments to deliver a "robust, binding, equitable and universal" planet-saving climate pact in December.

In a declaration on Thursday at the close of a gathering in the French city of Lyon, they