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U.N. nears agreement to curb destruction of world’s rain forests

CANCUN, MEXICO – For years, policymakers and scientists alike have spoken of the need to save tropical forests as a way of curbing climate change. By week’s end, U.N. negotiators may finally set the rules of the road for doing it.

If all goes according to plan, the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change will establish a global mechanism allowing developing nations to receive financial compensation for curbing deforestation, which accounts for roughly 15 percent of the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.

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