U.S. climate envoy sees tough test in Paris

January 8, 2015 12:08 AM

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The international climate change summit set for Paris late this year will be a crucial test not only for the planet but for the credibility of the United Nations’ bid to curb pollution and cope with global warming, according to the top U.S. climate negotiator.

Todd Stern, the State Department’s special envoy for climate change, told POLITICO that the negotiations that have taken place under a U.N. treaty for more than two decades may often be fraught, but they are the best avenue for reaching a compromise among global leaders.

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