Poorer nations’ demand for climate-change aid weighs on Paris talks

By The Christian Science Monitor – November 4, 2015

Poorer nations’ demand that wealthier countries help bankroll their transition to cleaner energy has emerged as the biggest obstacle for world leaders seeking to reach an agreement on emissions at a summit that begins this month.

World leaders arrive in Paris in late November with the aim of negotiating an agreement to slash carbon dioxide emissions beyond 2020. But many developing countries say highly industrialized nations haven’t yet pledged enough to help them transition to lower-carbon energy or to prepare for the effects of for a more adverse climate.

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