U.N. CLIMATE TALKS IN LIMBO AS CHILEAN CHAIR BIDS FOR COMPROMISE

Dec 14, 2019

By Jeremy Logan

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Chilean officials presiding over this year’s global climate talks said Saturday they plan to propose a compromise to bridge yawning differences among countries that have been deadlocked on key issues for the past two weeks.

Many nations and observers say drafts presented in the morning risk backtracking on commitments made in the 2015 Paris climate accord and don’t reflect the urgent warnings from scientists that greenhouse gas emissions need to fall fast.

Chilean diplomat Andres Landerretche insisted countries would still have to make trade-offs, saying “it’s impossible to have a consensus outcome if you don’t compromise.”

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