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UN climate talks extend Kyoto Protocol

9 December 2012 Last updated at 01:45 GMT

UN climate talks in Doha have closed with a historic shift in principle but few genuine cuts in greenhouse gases.

The summit established for the first time that rich nations should move towards compensating poor nations for losses due to climate change.

The extension of the protocol, which covers only some industrialized nations, is an interim measure until a new deal can be agreed, as John McManus reports.