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On December 11 2011 at Durban, South Africa, an agreement was signed by more than 190 nations to work toward a future treaty that would require all countries to reduce emissions contributing to global warming. Marked as a tentative but important step toward the dismantling of a 20-year-old system that requires advanced industrialized nations to cut emissions while allowing developing countries including the economic powerhouses China, India and Brazil to escape binding commitments, the agreement may lead to a greener and safer world to live in. The delegates also agreed on the creation of a fund to help poor countries adapt to climate change, and to measures involving the preservation of tropical forests and the development of clean-energy technology. The European Union had pushed hard for what it called a "road map" to a new, legally binding treaty to be formulated by 2015 and to be effective from 2020.
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