"Climate Talks Yield Commitment to Ambitious, but Unclear, Actions"

"DOHA, Qatar -- The annual United Nations climate change negotiations concluded here late Saturday after the customary all-night negotiating session and recriminations over who must bear the costs and burdens of a warming planet."

"Delegates from more than 190 nations agreed to extend the increasingly ineffective Kyoto Protocol a few years and to commit to more ambitious — but unspecified — actions to reduce emissions of climate-altering gases.

Wealthy nations put off for a year resolution of the dispute over providing billions of dollars in aid to countries most heavily affected by climate change. Industrial nations have pledged to secure $100 billion a year by 2020 in public and private financing to help poor countries cope with climate change, but have been vague about what they plan to do before then."

John M. Broder reports for the New York Times December 8, 2012.


"UN Climate Talks Extend Kyoto Protocol, Promise Compensation" (BBC News)

"Despair After Climate Conference, But UN Still Offers Hope" (Reuters)

"Poor To Seek U.N. Climate Change Compensation Scheme in 2013" (Reuters)

"Focus on U.S. After Climate Talks" (AP)

"Ignoring Planetary Peril, a Profound ‘Disconnect’ Between Science and Doha" (International Herald Tribune)

"Doha Climate Talks Throw Lifeline To Kyoto Protocol" (Reuters)

"Doha Sets Up $3Bn Hit for Taxpayers as Climate Deal Fails To Deliver on Emissions Targets" (Australian (Murdoch))

"Doha Commitment Not Binding, Not New" (Australian Financial Review)

"Doha Climate Change Deal Clears Way for 'Damage Aid' To Poor Nations" (Guardian)

"The Doha Climate Talks Were a Start, But 2015 Will Be the Moment of Truth" (Guardian)

"Pollution Limits Renewed With UN Push for Climate Aid" (Bloomberg Businessweek)

"UN Climate Talks Stumble as Scientists Raise Alarm" (Nature News)

Source: NY Times, 12/10/2012