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COP24 Climate change deal will make the Paris climate pact operational in 2020

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Negotiators in Poland have finally secured agreement on a range of measures that will make the Paris climate pact operational in 2020. Click here to read the full story.

Last-minute rows over carbon markets threatened to derail the two-week summit - and delayed it by a day.

Delegates believe the new rules will ensure that countries keep their promises to cut carbon. The Katowice agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C.

Chairman of the talks Michal Kurtyka said, "Putting together the Paris agreement work programme is a big responsibility, it has been a long road. We did our best to leave no-one behind."

For more information on how you can do you bit to help with climate change, click here for the BBC guide, Climate Crisis - How can I help? Advice includes thinking about your modes of transportation - transport has a major effect on global emissions, so walking, cycling or taking public transport can help reduce them - and if you have to drive, look at the use of electric cars.

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