BONN, Germany – BONN, Germany (AP) — Differences have emerged at the outset of the first U.N. climate conference since the disappointing Copenhagen climate summit, as delegates from 175 countries begin afresh on a new global warming agreement.
The delegates hope to have the main elements of a deal in place by the end of this year.
But they disagreed Friday on the document brokered by President Barack Obama at the December summit, which set out general goals for controlling greenhouse gases causing the rise of the Earth's average temperatures.
Developing countries criticized it since it was negotiated by a small group rather than all 194 countries.
U.S.-allied countries called it a breakthrough that also called for tens of billions of dollars for poor countries to fight climate change.