Reversal by U.S. Yields Climate Plan

adamClimate, Economy, Politics

After two weeks of discussion, delegates from 187 countries were able to reach agreement on the need for a new climate accord to be negotiated by 2009. Agreement to broker a new accord came only after an apparent reversal of the US position in the closing hours of the conference. The new plan does not include binding agreements to cut emissions – a proposal put forth by the EU but rejected by the US – and notes that emerging economic powers must do their part to cut emissions.