Draft on carbon emissions published in climate change meeting


A fresh draft text on carbon emissions has been published at a climate change meeting in Paris, France.

The 29 pages long draft has significantly reduced the options on many of the key questions after days of negotiations. One observer warned that there could be “fireworks” if countries are unhappy with the compromises proposed.

Last Saturday, negotiators from 195 countries agreed on a weighty 48-page document, the summation of four years of talks that began in Durban in 2011.

Today marks the first time when the French will present their version of the progress that has been made.They have included a smaller number of options on some of the most contentious issues.

Meanwhile, U.S Foreign secretary John Kerry has announced that his government will double the funding for developing nations to adapt to the climate change effects.