Saturday, December 15, 2007

UN closer to climate deal as US holds out

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"The United Nations climate change meeting stumbled towards a compromise last night on a road map to guide the world to a new global climate agreement.

"The United States fought a trenchant battle to the eleventh hour to stop the declaration referring to the UN's scientific advice on the need for developed countries to make deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

"The final compromise was being hammered out with Australia's Climate Change Minister, Penny Wong, playing a key role in the effort to drive a deal between the US and Japan on one side and the European Union, China and developing countries on the other ..."
The Age

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