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Climate fund for poor proposed by UK and France

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UK PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have proposed a multi-billion-dollar fund to "kick start" action on climate change in poorer countries.

Both spoke at the Commonwealth summit in Trinidad, the last major world forum before the Copenhagen climate talks.

Mr Sarkozy, with UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Danish Prime Minister Prime Lars Loekke Rasmussen, is there to give weight to any climate change statement.

Many Commonwealth members are island states threatened by rising sea levels.

James Robbins reports from Port of Spain.

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