Climate Change

Copenhagen Talks Resume after Boycott

After a boycott led by African nations early on Monday, the Copenhagen climate-change talks have resumed. The point of contention was over whether or not to keep the Kyoto protocol as part of a new deal or replace it with a new treaty. The developing countries, including China, India, and Brazil, want to keep Kyoto because it requires poor nations to cut fewer emissions than developed ones; developed countries want to bind emerging economies to targets. “We can never accept the killing of the Kyoto protocol,” said the chief delegate for Mali.