After more than 30 hours of extended talks, a global agreement on climate change was reached over the weekend at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries agreed to a new deal that forms the basis for a global agreement on addressing climate change. Supporters say it marks the first time all nations have agreed to cut back on carbon emissions. The final draft says all countries have "common but differentiated responsibilities" to deal with global warming. The countries most dissatisfied with the outcome in Lima were those who are poor and already struggling to rebuild from the impacts of climate change.
Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: https://www.freespeech.org/collection/democracy-now
Sign up for Our Newsletter
Get updates about the policies and topics that matter the most to you. Progressive news directly to your email.