UN climate talks nearing deal on small steps

December 11, 2010 09:43

CANCUN — Nearly 200 environment ministers and other delegates moved late Friday toward wrapping up an annual UN climate conference with a package of decisions on modest steps, including a fund to help poorer nations cope with global warming.

In a late-night open session, country after country endorsed the latest compromise texts to emerge from two-week-long talks that went virtually nonstop since Thursday, describing them as key to restoring momentum and trust in the UN climate negotiations.

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