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Copenhagen denies Tuvalu bid for tough climate controls

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A major split between developing countries has emerged at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Pacific island of Tuvalu proposed amending the UN climate treaty to require the world's nations to keep the rise in temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees F) above pre-industrial levels.

But Danish conference president Connie Hedegaard rejected the suggestion, after objections from other nations.

Later, various environmental groups, staged protests in support of the Tuvalu delegate's proposal.

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