UN conference recognizes climate deal


COPENHAGEN (AP) — The U.N. climate conference has agreed to recognize a political accord brokered by President Barack Obama with China and other emerging powers.

The decision was made after an all-night plenary session, in which a small group of nations blocked the Copenhagen Accord, because it lacks specific targets for reducing carbon emissions. Decisions are taken by unanimity in U.N. climate talks.

After a break, the conference president gaveled the decision to “take note” of the Copenhagen Accord specifying those who agreed with it in the title.