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WORLD IN BRIEF : UNITED NATIONS : Accord Reached on Greenhouse Gases

April 08, 1995|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The world community agreed after 11 days of wrangling at the U.N. climate conference in Berlin to make a fresh attempt to tackle the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say could threaten a climate catastrophe in the next century. The key resolution set up a negotiating procedure to try to cut emissions of the gases--chiefly the fossil-fuel product carbon dioxide--in the next century. But the compromise left few satisfied.

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