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Climate Deal Emerging Shows More Friction Between U.S. and China

Dec. 14, 2018, 4:23 PM

Envoys at a United Nations conference are preparing to endorse a set of steps on fighting climate change that falls short of the detailed action plan many countries and businesses were hoping for.

The delegates from almost 200 countries are drawing up rules for implementing the three-year-old Paris Agreement, which called for drastic cuts in fossil fuel pollution by the middle of the century. Draft texts of the deal emerging in Katowice, Poland, suggest many of the most thorny issues will be left for future meetings to determine.

Two weeks of talks in the Polish city best known for heavy...

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