Global climate talks resumed late Monday in Copenhagen, after delegates from a bloc of poor nations agreed to rejoin negotiations they earlier said threatened to undermine a current climate treaty.
Sweden's Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren said informal consultations had resolved the dispute hours after a walkout by African delegates.
The Africans were protesting an agenda they said shows rich nations conspiring to kill the existing Kyoto Protocol.
The Kyoto treaty, in effect until 2012, limits carbon gas emissions by industrialized economies, but excludes poor nations and developing economies from its provisions. Delegates from the developing world are demanding assurances that the treaty will remain intact until a consensus is reached on a replacement document.
Non-industrialized countries also are demanding that rich countries bear the cost of anti-pollution initiatives.
The latest discord comes just days ahead of the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders at the summit closing Friday.
Earlier Monday, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said there is a chance the summit will end in failure. Separately, British Climate Change Minister Ed Miliband called for more urgency at the conference, saying it is "not on track for the kind of deal" needed.