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Poorer nations could sway climate talks

Arguments promoted by an alliance of these climatically warmer developing countries might derail COP 21.

At Paris, nations will try to win concessions on the depth and timing of changes they must make to keep the global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius.

PARIS has braced itself to accommodate ministers, advisers, journalists and protesters to the UN climate change meeting, COP 21 (Committee of All Parties), which has 137 confirmed attendees by heads of state on the first day. Then it will be up to other conference delegates to wrangle an...