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Climate pact aims at below 2� Celsius limit

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LE BOURGET, Dec 12 - The climate change conference today came out with an ambitious final draft of a deal that proposes limiting global warming to �well below� 2� Celsius and committing $100 billion a year from 2020 to help developing countries in coping with the problem.

The target of well below 2� Celsius and even more ambitious 1.5� Celsius may not be acceptable to developing countries like India and China which prefer a ceiling of 2� Celsius that would allow them to burn fuels like coal for a longer period.

Amidst cheers and applause from delegates from 195 countries, the draft of the �historic� deal was presented by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and President Francois Hollande appealed to the gathering to approve the accord.

As delegates got a three-hour recess to go through the document, Hollande called Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an apparent bid to persuade India to go with the deal.

The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said Hollande discussed the latest status on the deal. �PM appreciated the gesture.� � PTI

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Climate pact aims at below 2� Celsius limit

LE BOURGET, Dec 12 - The climate change conference today came out with an ambitious final draft of a deal that proposes limiting global warming to �well below� 2� Celsius and committing $100 billion a year from 2020 to help developing countries in coping with the problem.

The target of well below 2� Celsius and even more ambitious 1.5� Celsius may not be acceptable to developing countries like India and China which prefer a ceiling of 2� Celsius that would allow them to burn fuels like coal for a longer period.

Amidst cheers and applause from delegates from 195 countries, the draft of the �historic� deal was presented by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and President Francois Hollande appealed to the gathering to approve the accord.

As delegates got a three-hour recess to go through the document, Hollande called Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an apparent bid to persuade India to go with the deal.

The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said Hollande discussed the latest status on the deal. �PM appreciated the gesture.� � PTI

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