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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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Labour: Climate deal is historic moment to be celebrated

Labour's shadow energy and climate change secretary has welcomed the Paris climate deal, calling it an "historic moment to be celebrated".

Lisa Nandy welcomed the deal Credit: PA

Lisa Nandy said there was still "a huge amount of work" to ensure it is delivered upon.

For the first time ever the nations of the world have come together to agree that every single one of them will act to cut carbon pollution.

In the coming months and years we have a huge amount of work to do to deliver on the promises made in Paris, but this deal will take us much, much closer to climate safety. We now have a common goal of limiting temperature rises to 1.5 degrees and an international plan of action.

That matters, and it makes this a historic moment to be celebrated.

– Lisa Nandy MP, shadow energy and climate change secretary

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