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Big ticket items weaken as COP21 heads towards agreement

The latest draft agreement at the UN’s climate change conference in Paris has dropped the option of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and specific fossil fuel reduction targets.

The document, revealed around 9pm local time last night, was the second official draft published since the marathon negotiations began nearly two weeks ago. Progress on the document—which has seen the number of yet-to-be-agreed ‘square bracket’ items reduced to 50, from 361 on Wednesday—makes an agreement appear likely going into the weekend.

“I think, I hope, that at the end of this night we will have a final text tomorrow,” Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister who is heading up negotiations, told reporters. “We are much closer.”

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