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Can we ever achieve a lasting deal on climate change?

Bit by bit, governments are manoeuvring to avert catastrophic carnage

By Josh Lowe  

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Getting governments from across the world to agree on anything is no easy task. This month, the world’s leaders and energy ministers are descending on Paris in the hopes of hashing out a plan to prevent global warming above two degrees centigrade at the Cop21 climate summit. One question, then, has rarely been more crucial: can such diverse parties ever come together in a deal which works for all, or are the summit’s organisers trying to herd a horde of proverbial felines?

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