Peru Climate Change Summit Pits Rich Nations Vs. Poor
Negotiators at the United Nations climate summit in Lima are working into overtime to reach an agreement on cutting emissions.By Matt Picht | December 13, 2014
The hugely-important two-week United Nations climate summit in Peru is one day into overtime, and negotiators are still scrambling to reach a deal.
Representatives from 190 countries and over 4,000 NGOs have been talking in Lima, Peru since Dec. 1. It's the 20th Conference of Parties for the U.N.'s Framework on Climate Change.
The talks were expected to produce a global blueprint for tackling the problems of climate change. But that outcome is in jeopardy, as the group of nations splits among depressingly familiar lines.