Climate Pact Draft Balloons To 52 Unworkable Pages During Lima Summit

December 11, 2014 5:49 PM

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LIMA, Peru — For a sense of the frustrating tenor of climate negotiations underway here, which aim to agree on a clear outline of a new international climate-protecting agreement, consider this: One of the two draft documents being thrashed out had, by Wednesday morning, with just three days of a fortnight of talks remaining, ballooned into an unworkable 52-page opus.

And not a single paragraph within the latest iteration of that 52-page draft had been agreed upon by the troop of international climate negotiators.

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