The text of a compromise deal at the UN climate change summit in Mexico was approved by government negotiators early Saturday, paving the way for final approval by ministers and world leaders, DPA reported.
The compromise agreement was adopted to rousing applause by members of the two working groups that had been haggling over the wording of the texts for nearly two weeks in Mexico's resort city of Cancun.
The deal was adopted over the objections of Bolivia, which stood alone among the 194 governments at the conference in opposing the compromise. The deal now moves to the plenary session of the UN conference, where environment ministers were expected to lend their final backing.
Governments agreed to a package of measures to confront global warming, including the creation of a new Green Climate Fund and other steps to improve mechanisms for developing countries to better adapt to climate change.
The text smoothed over differences on how to curb greenhouse gas emissions by pushing into next year key decisions about any future global climate treaty.