“By Adding One Word, UN Climate Deal Moves in New Direction”
Eliminating fossil fuels from the world’s energy supply is back on the United Nations agenda as envoys from around the world wrap up a week of discussions about a deal on global warming they intend to adopt by the end of the year.
The delegates drawn from energy and environment ministries in more than 190 nations are grappling with a draft of an agreement for a UN summit in Paris in December. The text now includes a word it lacked on Monday. It was introduced by the U.S. and is deemed crucial by environmental groups for setting a course for business: “Decarbonization.”