Connie Hedegaard
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Climate change deal 'success'

Delegates from 190 nations reach a deal to curb climate change, including a fund to help developing countries, at UN talks in Cancun.

UN talks in Cancun have reached a deal to curb climate change, including a fund to help developing countries.

Nations endorsed compromise texts drawn up by the Mexican hosts, despite objections from Bolivia.

The draft documents say deeper cuts in carbon emissions are needed, but do not establish a mechanism for achieving the pledges countries have made.

European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said the agreement was substantial and covered several issues.