U.N. pacts contain small steps but no broad accord on climate change

Delegates agree to measure greenhouse gases and help vulnerable countries gird for worsening sea levels, droughts and hurricanes. The role of China and other developing economies remains a point of contention. Delegates from 190 countries ended two weeks of diplomatic brinksmanship over climate change Saturday in a stalemate between rich and poor countries over cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but they pledged to move forward on a set of broad technical measures.

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U.N. pacts contain small steps but no broad accord on climate change