The UN climate change conference took place between 11–23 November in Warsaw. The governments discussed a draft text of a new universal climate agreement, which will be further negotiated at the next UN climate change conference in Peru. Both developed and developing countries agreed to table their “intended nationally determined contributions” to tackling climate change by March 2015. The legal status of such “contributions” is still to be determined. The notion of “commitments” had to be changed to “contributions” to break a deadlock between developed countries (including the EU and the US) and developing countries (including China and India). The aim is to have a global climate deal on emissions reduction by 2015.

The UN website can be accessed here: http://unfccc.int/meetings/warsaw_nov_2013/meeting/7649.php