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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Representatives of 23 nations deeply split about how to combat global warming ended talks in Greenland on Friday with a plea from the host to stop years of squabbling and take urgent action.
Environmental ministers and officials from 23 countries met Thursday near a glacier that is retreating at an alarming pace and agreed that governments must stop arguing over global warming and start acting.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark urged "new thinking" on Tuesday about ways to combat global warming at the start of climate talks by 25 nations in Greenland.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries have expressed interest in joining a new U.S.-led partnership to cut greenhouse gas emissions by developing technology and economic incentives, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said.
A U.S.-led plan to develop clean energy technologies met with surprise in Asia and concern among critics that it may be a ploy to undo the Kyoto pact, the binding accord on controlling global warming that Washington refuses to sign.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia says it is partly responsible for creating a six-nation pact to combat global warming, which grew from a brainstorming meeting of 20 countries on climate change in Britain five months ago.
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A U.S.-led Asian-Pacific accord on spreading technology to fight global warming has hazy targets and is unlikely to end up supplanting the far broader U.N. Kyoto protocol, experts said on Thursday.
By Darren Schuettler VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Six nations led by the United States and Australia unveiled a pact on Thursday to fight global warming, but critics assailed the voluntary deal for offering no emissions targets and said it undermined existing treaties.
VIENTIANE (Reuters) - The United States and Australia said on Thursday that a new six-country pact to combat global warming by developing technology to cut greenhouse gases is not a threat to the existing Kyoto Protocol. "We are not detracting from Kyoto in any way at all.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration, which is pushing alternatives to the Kyoto treaty on global warming, unveiled a six-nation pact on Wednesday that promotes the use of technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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