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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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Temperature targets in draft deal popular with delegates

A target to keep global temperature rises "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels and limit the impact to 1.5C was very popular with delegates at the Paris climate conference, according to ITV News science correspondent Alok Jha.

Alok is at the conference and tweeted that reviews of carbon targets were an important part of the agreement.

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