Climate pact: Battle lines redrawn in the blueprint

December 6, 2015 3:41 AM

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Climate pact: Battle lines redrawn in the blueprint

LE BOURGET, France: Diplomats crafting the blueprint for a worldwide climate rescue deal tendered their 48-page offering Saturday, concluding a bitter four-year haggle that seemed often to teeter on the brink of collapse.

While the Draft Paris Agreement has been welcomed as a crucial step in the right direction, it remains littered with clashing proposals from countries at odds on how to divvy up responsibility for curbing Earth-warming greenhouse gases, and forking out the cash.

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