COP24 climate talks end in agreement on 'rulebook' - News Summed Up

COP24 climate talks end in agreement on 'rulebook'


This rulebook is supposed to put into motion the Paris Agreement on climate change, a landmark 2015 accord that the US Trump administration has promised to abandon. After fraught and much-delayed talks at the COP24 climate change conference here in Polish coal country, more than 190 countries agreed to the rules. Ministers also did not agree to emphatically embrace the latest climate science, which stunned some attendees. The talks were supposed to end Friday but were delayed repeatedly over disagreements about the basics of climate science and some aspects of how the rulebook would function, technically. Diplomats convene at the end of each year for negotiations that are part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.


Source: CNN December 15, 2018 21:45 UTC



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