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Developing countries call for ambitious, inclusive climate change agreement

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of the developing countries at the general debate of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly called for an ambitious, inclusive climate change agreement to be reached in Paris in December to combat climate change.

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, said that "we seek a fair, ambitious and legally binding agreement in Paris that is applicable to all Parties. In addition, for South Africa as Chair of the G77, a Paris package that is hollow and weak on finance would not be acceptable."

"South Africa has submitted the country's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) secretariat ahead of the 1st of October deadline, signalling our readiness for Paris," said Zuma.

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