After lengthy negotiations, delegations from nearly 200 countries at the COP25 climate summit have reached an agreement on stepping up the global response to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. However, negotiators on Sunday stalled on an agreement on the regulation of carbon markets, one of the most critical and contentious issues at the summit. The final declaration called for more ambition to close the gap between existing emissions pledges and goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
By Alasdair Fotheringham. Aljazeera. December 15, 2019.