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African nations move closer to EU position at Durban climate change talks | guardian.co.uk

Europe’s position at the UN climate talks in Durban won support on Thursday from the chair of the 54 African nations.

As the negotiations moved into their final 36 hours, Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, chair of the Africa group, said that its position had moved closer to Europe and those developing countries who have supported the EU’s calls for a legally binding agreement covering all nations to begin as soon as possible.

Africa would now concentrate its demands on seeking a second commitment period of the Kyoto protocol – where legally binding carbon reduction targets would continue beyond 2012 – and the setting up of a new green fund “to keep Africa safe” from climate change, he said.

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