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Decade-old rich-poor nation divide looms over climate talks

Among the stumbling blocks for a global climate deal in Paris is a decades-old UN view that divides the world into two camps - wealthy countries that bear the financial responsibility for climate change and developing nations that do not.

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Climate plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion

The world's 48 poorest countries will need to find around a trillion dollars between 2020 and 2030 to achieve their plans to tackle climate change - and those plans should be a priority for international funding, researchers said.

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$100bn/year climate financing goal on track

The world's rich countries most likely will be able to reach the goal of providing $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poor countries combat and adapt to climate change, as the result of increased pledges made in Lima, key ministers said on

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‘Poor nations to triple spending on nutrition’

The world's poorest nations are set to nearly triple spending on nutrition programs for mothers and children over the next two years to help cope with volatile food prices, the World Bank said. The Washington-based global deve

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Global leaders want more aid for poor nations

Leaders and officials attending the third World Investment Forum in Doha called for channelling more investments to poor nations and for introducing regulatory guidelines to help foster investments. 'The structure of world investm

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Gates to give $120m to help poor nations farm

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it will donate a total of $120 million in nine grants aimed at boosting agricultural production, marketing and farming expertise in the developing world. 'Melinda and I believe that helping th

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