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Almost 200 countries agree climate deal 'to keep temperature rise below 2C'

Almost 200 countries have agreed to the terms of a new international deal to tackle climate change following United Nations talks in Paris.

Cheers and applause broke out as the agreement - which includes a pledge to keep temperature rises "well below" 2C - was officially passed.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the deal had "secured our planet for many, many generations to come."

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Corbyn: Government needs to reverse cuts to clean energy

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed the historic climate change deal agreed in Paris - and said he hopes it will prompt the government to reverse cuts to clean energy.

Jeremy Corbyn said the challenge was turning words into action Credit: PA

Accusing Prime Minister David Cameron of "taking us backwards on climate change action", Mr Corbyn said the challenge now was to turn the words of the agreement into action.

The Paris climate change agreement is historic in its ambition to take action against the worldwide threat of global warming. It represents a victory for the international movement for climate change action and global justice.

The challenge now is to turn the Paris agreement’s fine words into the strong action the planet and its people need.

The Labour Party will do everything we can to ensure Britain takes a leading role in making these aspirations a reality.

The Prime Minister has so far failed to show the leadership this agreement demands. In fact, the government has been taking us backwards on climate change action, including by cutting support for feed-in tariffs and the solar industry.

David Cameron must now take his cue from Paris, reverse his government’s cuts to clean energy and put real investment in the green jobs of the future.

– Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader

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