Durban Climate Talks Close with a New Deal

Talks held in Durban, South Africa to negotiate a global accord on climate regulations ended last Sunday, nearly two days after they were scheduled to conclude, resulting in an agreement—surprisingly—between developed and developing countries.

The meeting, the 17th of the conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, followed those held in Copenhagen in 2009 and Canc