Latest Jonathan Pershing Stories

2010-10-06 12:35:00

The U.S. said on Wednesday that talks in China to try and set the foundations for a global climate change treaty have failed to make significant progress so far. Chief U.S. negotiator Jonathan Pershing said time was running out to reach an agreement, which would then be submitted to the U.N. climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, for approval next month. "There is less agreement than one might have hoped at this stage," Pershing told a small group of reporters nearly halfway through the six days...

2009-09-28 06:40:00

U.S. delegates taking part in part in U.N. climate change talks in Bangkok this week are casting anxious eyes toward Capitol Hill as they wait for signs of the fate of a bill aimed at capping carbon emissions.  American ambassadors say that the outcome of the legislation could significantly affect their relative strength at the negotiating table with other countries. Attempts to forge a new U.N. climate treaty have already been hampered by reluctance from a number of nations to commit...

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