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NEW DELHI: Ahead of the UN climate change meet in Cancun, representatives including ministers from over 50 nations will gather here for a two-day conference beginning tomorrow to deliberate on mechanisms to ensure clean technologies to mitigate impacts of global warming . 

The "informal ministerial dialogue on Climate Change: Technology Mechanism" will be held in collaboration with Mexico which is host to the global UN climate summit and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). 

Read more: 50 countries to meet on climate change

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Down_to_earthThe Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change took place from 31 October - 5 November 2010 at the World Forum in The Hague, the Netherlands, around the theme "It's Down 2 Earth."

The Conference and its Ministerial Roundtable-sessions initiated a roadmap for action linking agriculture-related investments, food security and climate change. The "living roadmap" contains sections on: policies and strategies for climate-smart agriculture; tools and technologies for climate-smart agriculture; financing for transformational change; forging partnerships for climate-smart agriculture; and the way forward.

Read more: Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Conference Produces Roadmap for Action

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A widely agreed international target to avoid dangerous global warming must take account of local impacts and may need to change, said the chief scientist at the MetOffice Hadley Center, Britain's biggest climate research center.

Julia Slingo said the target of limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius (2C) may need adjusting to take into account research into local and regional effects, particularly on rainfall patterns, as climate science advances.

More than 120 nations agreed to the U.N.'s Copenhagen Accord last December which aimed to limit average global warming to less than 2C, in one of the main outcomes of a fractious summit.

Read more: 2 degree Celsius climate target may need to change: UK scientist

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