Climate change deal agreed at UN talks

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International climate change talks in Bangkok have led to a deal to curb carbon emissions, delegates report.

The report, which has not yet been made widely available, is thought to deal with a host of environmental problems including deforestation, the burning of fossil fuels and renewable energy.

Yet the third report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that current measures in place are not adequate to deal with rising world temperatures.

Although not a policy report, the investigation - put together by around 2,000 UN scientists and international delegates from over 120 countries - looks at the science available to combat climate change.

It is thought that nuclear energy may be promoted by the delegates as a way of reducing climate change, a suggestion likely to meet opposition from some environmentalists.

However attempts by China to play down the language used to describe the environmental problems facing the world largely failed as a deal was met. One of the world's biggest polluters, China attempted to raise the lowest for the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere amid fears that a crackdown on emissions would affect the country's fast-growing economic development.

"It's all done," Peter Lukey, a member of the South Africa delegation, told Associated Press news agency.

"Everything we wanted to see was there and more. The message is: We have to do something now."

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