World "on brink of climate agreement": UN chief

Main sticking point remains wording on level of ambition and mitigation goals for developed and developing countries

World environment ministers were on the brink of agreeing a road map to guide negotiations on a new international climate agreement, the UN's climate chief, Yvo de Boer, said in Bali late on Friday night as ENDS went to press.

Mr de Boer said talks would continue through Friday night into Saturday. The UN's secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, flew into Bali on Friday to help seal an agreement and has scheduled a final address for eleven o'clock on Saturday morning.

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