The U.S. is reportedly planning to forge a politically binding climate change agreement to cut world carbon emissions.
A climate agreement was reached at the UN climate talks in Durban. Delegates from 194 countries, after tense discussion, agreed on a second commitment period for Kyoto and decided to set up a new legally binding treaty on climate change that is to be implemented in 2020.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2011 has begun in Durban, South Africa. The conference is to last from 28 November to 9 December, and will bring together representatives of the world’s governments, international organizations and civil society.