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UN official calls for funds for climate change

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The chief of the U.N.'s global development network says proposals to put up billions of dollars to help poor nations deal with the effects of climate change are only a start.

Helen Clark told The Associated Press Wednesday that poor nations will need more than the $10 billion a year being proposed to cope with the impact of climate change.

Clark is the administrator of the U.N. Development Program. The agency operates in 166 countries, funding anti-poverty programs.

About 100 world leaders meet this month in Copenhagen for a summit expected to produce a framework deal to replace an existing one that has limited targets to reduce carbon dioxide and other gases blamed for warming the atmosphere. That treaty expires in 2012.


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