CLIMATE SUMMIT TO KICK OFF IN PARIS AIMING FOR GLOBAL EMISSIONS DEAL

PARIS — A U.N. climate change summit is set to kick off in Paris on Monday aiming for a global agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, with leaders from about 150 countries ready to inject fresh momentum into what are certain to be grueling two-week negotiations.

Unparalleled attention has been paid to this year’s climate talks because 196 parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change are trying to agree on a new carbon-cutting framework from 2020 that involves all countries, and the momentum for such a deal is getting strong.

The gathering through Dec. 11 is opening in Le Bourget, outside Paris, amid extraordinarily tight security just over two weeks after deadly terror attacks on the French capital killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more. PNA/Kyodo