Global climate change talks in Paris moved into a new, tougher phase on Saturday as negotiators agreed on a draft accord, albeit one that still leaves hundreds of points of dispute for ministers to resolve next week.
While a large
Almost 200 nations extended a weakened United Nations plan for combating global warming until 2020 on Saturday with a modest set of measures that would do nothing to halt rising world greenhouse gas emissions.
Many countries and e
UN climate negotiators agreed to an investigation after protesters smashed a sign emblazoned "Saudi Arabia" and dropped it in toilet after Riyadh blocked a study of deeper cuts in greenhouse gases.
Many countries condemned the protest, aft
Small island nations have criticised Saudi Arabia at UN climate talks for blocking a proposed study of tougher curbs on global warming that could slow a feared rise in sea levels.
The row, the most public during May 31-June 11 talks on a n
UN climate talks fell into crisis on Saturday after some developing nations angrily rejected a plan worked out by US President Barack Obama and leaders of other major economies for fighting global warming.
Copenhagen, meant to be the clima
More than half the countries at 192-nation UN climate talks in Copenhagen back far tougher goals for limiting global warming than those favoured by rich nations, a group of small island states said.
The group, which says rising sea levels
The biggest climate talks in history opened on Monday with a stark UN warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was 'within reach.'
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the end of the UN climate summit, joining dozens of leaders including US President Barack Obama, in the latest sign of growing momentum toward a new global accord.
Singh will go on December
The world should cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2050 from 1990 levels with the bulk of the reduction coming from rich countries, according to a draft proposal by Denmark, host of December 7-18 UN climate talks.
The draft, a