Saturday, December 15, 2007

Climate change deal agreed at talks

Press Association

Saturday December 15, 2007 7:38 AM

Negotiators trying to agree a road map for a new international climate change deal finally managed to broker a compromise deal after days of wrangling.

Ministers from 180 countries meeting in Bali agreed the agenda for a global emissions cuts agreement to launch negotiations for a post-2012 agreement to tackle climate change.

While it will be two years before a final deal on post-2012 is likely to be struck, countries have been fighting for the kind of things they want to see on the table for those talks.

Groups of ministers worked through the night to hammer out the details of an agenda for the agreement which will replace the current Kyoto Protocol. Read More