UN climate summit: where does Australia stand on the world stage?

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New York has seen the largest climate change protest in history this weekend, as world leaders gather for a UN summit there. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has arranged the meeting so an agreement on carbon emissions can be reached next year. Activists in cities around the world, including Sydney and Melbourne have joined the cause, as pressure mounts on governments to act swiftly on climate change. So, what is it about this particular summit that has inspired such a massive response?

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