Demonstrators at the March for the Climate rally during the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland on Dec. 8, 2018. KATOWICE, Poland — After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming. Fierce disagreements on two other climate issues were kicked down the road for a year to help bridge a chasm of opinions on the best solutions. The deal agreed upon at U.N. climate talks in Poland enables countries to put into action the principles in the 2015 Paris climate accord. But to the frustration of environmental activists and some countries who were urging more ambitious climate goals, negotiators delayed decisions on two key issues until next year in an effort to get a deal on them. Heads of the delegations at the end of the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland on Dec. 15, 2018. "Through this package, you have made a thousand little steps forward together," said Michal Kurtyka, a senior Polish official chairing the talks. He said while each individual country would likely find some parts of the agreement it didn’t […]

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