Copenhagen on brink as vulnerable nations demand tougher targets

James S Murray
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Small island states and African nations insist proposal for 1.5 degree temperature target is not up for negotiation

Over half the world's nations have today said that allowing average temperatures to rise by more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels would devastate their countries and as a result they are not willing...

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