UN climate talks throw lifeline to Kyoto Protocol to 2020

DOHA, Dec 8 - Almost 200 nations extended on Saturday a weak

U.N. plan for fighting global warming until 2020, averting a new

setback to two decades of U.N. efforts that have failed to halt

rising world greenhouse gas emissions.

The extension of the Kyoto Protocol keeps it alive as the

only legally binding plan for combating global warming even

though it will cover developed nations whose share of world

greenhouse gas emissions is less than 15 percent.