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It's crunch time for climate negotiators in Paris

Climate finance and how to define goal for phasing out fossil fuels remain hurdles

President Hollande (left) with Indian PM Narendra Modi. One of the major announcements in Paris was a plan by India and France to mobilise US$1 trillion for solar power for some of the world's poorest.


WITH encouragement from 150 world leaders ringing in their ears, government negotiators in Paris were on Tuesday left to turn the rhetoric into reality and agree on a draft text of a global deal to slow climate change.

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi...