UN Conference Ends After Accepting Obama-Brokered Deal

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

COPENHAGEN (AP) - The U.N. climate conference has ended after two weeks of intense wrangling, accepting a new U.S.-brokered deal that offered billions to help poorer nations adjust to global warming but did little to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.

The 193-nation conference - the largest, most important climate meeting in history - was gaveled to a close after a 31-hour negotiating marathon.

Its last major action was considering the Copenhagen Accord, product of closed-door summit bargaining Friday between President Barack
Obama and the leaders of China and other major developing nations.

Under the accord, richer nations pledge $10 billion a year in climate aid for three years, and set a goal of much more money eventually. The
accord also envisions deeper cuts in big polluters' greenhouse gas
emissions, but does not impose limits.

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