Doha 2012 Climate Conference
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Climate talks result in Kyoto Protocol extension to 2020

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

As it agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol, the summit established for the first time that rich nations should move towards compensating poor nations for losses due to climate change.

This was hailed as a breakthrough by developing nations.

The BBC's Roger Harrabin reports.

  • 08 Dec 2012