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COP21: Talks reveal crucial '1.5C temperature' rise oath

London: Dec 12; A new major international climate deal will be ratified in Paris at the COP21 by ministers from more than 190 countries and the details of the agreement will be announced soon.

According to the Independent, the final agreement includes a plan to ensure that the temperature rises to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, which is a key demand by vulnerable countries fearing their survival due to global warming.

French President Francois Hollande said the deal will be the first universally agreed climate change treaty ever and that it was potentially 'a massive leap for mankind'.

Meanwhile, the focus of political dispute remains the financing for developing nations to deal with the herculean task of tackling climate change and pay for it accordingly.

Indian Minister of Environment Prakash Javadekar accusing developed countries of not showing flexibility towards poorer countries.

Marshall Islands foreign minister Tony de Brum, also alleged that there had been a 'co-ordinated campaign to gut the text' of ambition by some developed countries.

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