Climate Deal Is Struck in Cancun
Posted on Dec 11, 2010
Climate talks in Mexico wrapped up with a bare-bones compromise. As with every other international climate negotiation, some see the pact as a big step forward, while activists claim the deal doesn’t go far enough.
The agreement includes setting up a fund to help poorer countries meet goals. But it lacks any legally binding way to get countries to live up to promises to curb emissions. —JCL
UN talks in Cancun have reached a deal to curb climate change, including a fund to help developing countries.
Nations endorsed compromise texts drawn up by the Mexican hosts, despite objections from Bolivia.
The draft documents say deeper cuts in carbon emissions are needed, but do not establish a mechanism for achieving the pledges countries have made.
AP / Israel Leal
A protester in a polar bear costume holds a sign chiding the U.S. at the U.N. climate change talks in Cancun.