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190 nations agree on building blocks for new 2015 climate deal

Under Lima deal, govts to submit plans to rein in greenhouse gas emissions by March

Published Sun, Dec 14, 2014 · 09:50 PM

Lima

ABOUT 190 nations agreed on Sunday the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid warnings that far tougher action will be needed to limit increases in global temperatures.

Under the deal reached in Lima, governments will submit national plans for reining in greenhouse gas emissions by an informal deadline of March 31, 2015 to form the basis of a global agreement due at a summit in Paris in a year's time.

Most of the tough decisions about how to slow climate change were postponed until then. "Much remains to be done in Paris next year…

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