Germany hails climate package

2012-12-09 20:44
“Dis só futuristies,” beskryf Amandla Philani Mposula die glansende glasstad, Doha.

“Dis só futuristies,” beskryf Amandla Philani Mposula die glansende glasstad, Doha.

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Frankfurt - German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier on Sunday hailed a new set of agreements combating climate change, a day after a UN conference passed the package following a fractious and lengthy debate.

After 12 days of tough haggling in Doha, the conference passed the package, which extended until 2020 the life of the Kyoto Protocol, the only binding pact on curbing Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

The European Union and the 10 other developed countries that signed up for the extension are jointly responsible for about 15% of the world's emissions.

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