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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Copenhagen Climate Change Conference


Delegations from 193 countries are in Copenhagen aiming to reach a new global agreement on climate change. A deal appears to have been struck between key nations but US President Barack Obama says that a legally binding treaty is still "some time" away.

Do we know what has been agreed?
President Obama said a "meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough" had been reached between the US and China, Brazil, India and South Africa.

Reports suggest the following points were agreed
• A commitment from wealthy and key developing nations to limit global warming to 2C
• Between $25bn and $30bn in climate funds for poorer nations over the period 2010-12, with an annual sum of $100bn envisaged by 2020
• A mechanism to verify each state's compliance with its commitment to curb greenhouse gas emissions

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen for the Climate Change Summit 2009, BBC reporters have travelled the globe to see the impact of the issue on people and the places they live in.

Click here to watch their reports

Many countries have already had to adapt to chages caused by climate change. One such country is Vietnam. Click here to see in pictures what this means for people living in the Mekong delta


Posted by D.Drake

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