The World from Berlin The Durban Climate Agreement 'Is Almost Useless'

The climate talks in Durban ended with an agreement to agree on a new agreement on emissions cuts in coming years. The outcome was hailed as historic by the organizers, but German commentators say the pledges remain too vague and the progress too slow -- while global warming is accelerating.
Greenpeace activists and supporters demonstrating during the Climate Summit in Durban, South Africa, which ended on Sunday.

Greenpeace activists and supporters demonstrating during the Climate Summit in Durban, South Africa, which ended on Sunday.

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-- David Crossland