Madrid  — Governments should redouble their efforts to tackle climate change because they owe it to those suffering the worst harm in a warming world, many of them living in small island nations and other developing countries, leaders said on Monday.

Many of the roughly 40 government heads who spoke at the opening of two weeks of UN negotiations in Madrid said policies to deal with climate change should put people’s needs at their core, and address global and national inequalities too...

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