Global climate talks stumble near finish line; Obama and Xi talk




 
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Global climate talks stumble near finish line; Obama and Xi talk
 
December 11th, 2015  
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Topic: Global climate talks stumble near finish line; Obama and Xi talk


Global climate talks stumble near finish line; Obama and Xi talk
By Emmanuel Jarry and David Stanway PARIS (Reuters) - Efforts to craft a global accord to combat climate change stumbled on Friday with China and many other nations refusing to yield ground, forcing host France to extend the U.N. summit by a day to overcome stubborn divisions. After a night of often fraught discussions on issues including a proposed goal to phase out net greenhouse gas emissions in the second half of the century, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius conceded the two-week summit would not end on Friday as planned. Delegates said China was resisting calls, led by the United States and the European Union, for all nations to review and update their national plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions every five years.




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