Climate talks to seal global pact
Climate Talks to Seal Global Pact. The world’s nations gathered in the Peruvian capital Lima on Monday in a renewed push for a deal to roll back...
Lima: The world’s nations gathered in the Peruvian capital Lima on Monday in a renewed push for a deal to roll back carbon emissions threatening future generations.
The 12-day talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change take place amid grim scientific warnings and a surge in interest in sealing a pact in Paris in December 2015.
“Never before have the risks of climate change been so obvious and the impacts so visible,” said UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres. “Never before have we seen such a desire at all levels of society to take climate action.”
Since September, top-level interest has hauled the climate issue out of the doldrums, where it had lingered after a near-fiasco at a summit in Copenhagen in 2009. In September, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon coaxed world leaders into renewing their vows to fight the scourge.