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Print edition : January 23, 2015

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, COP 20 president and Peruvian Minister of Environment, slams his gavel on December 14, 2014, closing the discussion on a compromise document at the U.N. climate change conference in Lima, Peru. Photo: CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP

Steam being emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, a November 2014 picture. Photo: Andy Wong/AP

If the outcome of the Lima climate summit is any indication, in all likelihood the Paris agreement in December 2015 will be a weak and seriously compromised one that will lead to a 3° C temperature rise by the turn of the century, with developing countries bearing the brunt of the effects of severe climate change.
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