GENEVA (AFP) -Negotiators in Ge-neva are geared to adopt a climate blueprint Friday, a symbolic mile-stone in the fraught UN process that must culminate in a universal pact in Paris in December.
Assembled over the past six days, the 86-page draft plan for limiting manmade global warming is due to be adopted at a closing session that starts at 1400 GMT.
“We have now agreed on a nego-tiating text,” Elina Bardram, head of the EU delegation, told AFP.
“It provides us with the basis for moving forward.”
Ever since the 2009 Copenhagen conference failed to deliver a world agreement, the 195 nations gathe-red under the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) have been working on a new project for adoption by the end of this year.
Set to be inked at the November 30-December 11 UNFCCC Confe-rence of Parties (COP) in Paris, the pact must enter into force by 2020 to further the UN goal of limiting warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels.