Prospects rise for a 2015 UN climate deal, but likely to be weak

November 23, 2014 12:20 PM

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Prospects rise for a 2015 UN climate deal, but likely to be weak

OSLO: A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures.

Delegates from almost 200 nations will meet in Lima, Peru, from Dec. 1-12 to work on the accord due in Paris in a year's time, also spurred by new scientific warnings about risks of floods, heatwaves, ocean acidification and rising seas.

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