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Global deal needed for climate targets to be raised over time

Masagos says countries' ground-up pledges must come with this deal to bring the world closer to climate safety

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaking at a United Nations Foundation breakfast meeting on the sidelines of the COP21 climate-change conference now going on in Paris.

"While we share the concern that these pledges do not yet limit temperature rise to below 2 deg C or 1.5 deg C, it serves as a strong foundation for structured international collaboration towards that goal." - Mr Masagos


THOUGH more than 180 countries have given their commitments for the United Nations' climate-change talks in Paris, the pledges need to be matched with a global agreement that allows for actions dealing with climate change to become progressively more ambitious over time,...