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2005-12-07 14:29:22

By David Fogarty and Timothy Gardner MONTREAL (Reuters) - The European Union and host Canada piled pressure on the United States on Wednesday to join an international pact to curb greenhouse gas emissions and limit the predicted chaos from global warming. Environment ministers from more than 90 countries sought to break a deadlock over how to launch talks that entice the United States and big developing nations such as India and China to join a system that limits greenhouse gases....

2005-12-07 11:54:27

By David Fogarty and Timothy Gardner MONTREAL (Reuters) - Environment ministers from across the world tried to break a deadlock on Wednesday over how to involve the United States and developing nations in tackling global warming. As the high-level portion of a major U.N. climate change conference began, delegates to the November 28-December 9 talks in Montreal had made little progress in agreeing on the shape of the next phase of the U.N. Kyoto Protocol climate change pact, which...

2005-12-06 16:53:24

By Alister Doyle and Mary Milliken MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United States snubbed a call by host Canada on Tuesday for 189-nation climate talks in Montreal to launch a two-year search for new ways to fight global warming. "The United States is opposed to any such discussions," the U.S. delegation at the November 28-December 9 talks said in a statement, reiterating remarks by chief negotiator Harlan Watson earlier in the week. Environmentalists denounced the new Canadian proposal as...

2005-11-29 14:54:55

By Alister Doyle and Jeffrey Jones MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United States ruled out making extra pledges to fight global warming beyond 2012 on Tuesday, angering environmentalists who accused Washington of blocking a 189-nation conference in Canada. Chief U.S. climate negotiator Harlan Watson also strongly defended President George W. Bush's environmental record, saying emissions by the world's biggest polluter had fallen more in 2000-2003 than in the European Union. Up to 10,000...

2005-11-28 19:11:23

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Host Canada urged a wider fight against global warming at the start of 189-country talks on Monday that will try to enlist the United States and poor nations in U.N.-led schemes to fight climate change beyond 2012. "Let us set our sights on a more effective, more inclusive long-term approach to climate change," Canadian Environment Minister Stephane Dion told the opening of the U.N. conference in Montreal, which lasts...

2005-11-28 09:14:24

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - A U.N. conference opening in Canada on Monday will try to step up a fight against global warming by drawing the United States and developing nations into U.N.-led agreements beyond 2012. About 10,000 delegates -- from 189 governments, environmental lobby groups and businesses -- will attend the November 28-December 9 talks meant to start mapping out what to do after the first period of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol...

2005-11-28 01:18:51

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - A U.N. conference opening in Canada on Monday will try to step up a fight against global warming by drawing the United States and developing nations into U.N.-led agreements beyond 2012. About 10,000 delegates -- from 189 governments, environmental lobby groups and businesses -- will attend the November 28-December 9 talks meant to start mapping out what to do after the first period of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol...

2005-11-27 18:55:02

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - Host Canada expressed hopes of easing a dispute between the United States and most of its allies on ways to combat global warming at U.N. climate talks starting on Monday. Up to 10,000 delegates from 189 nations meeting in Montreal from November 28-December 9 will also look at ways to involve big developing nations like China and India in curbing emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for heating the planet....

2005-11-27 11:52:38

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL, Canada (Reuters) - Washington will battle with its allies over how to slow climate change beyond 2012 at UN talks in Canada this week that will also test developing nations' willingness to do more to fight global warming. Up to 10,000 delegates from 189 nations meet in Montreal from November 28-December 9 for the first annual climate talks since the UN's Kyoto Protocol on curbing heat-trapping gases, mainly from human use of...

2005-11-17 03:10:08

By Sugita Katyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is unlikely to agree to any emission caps in the next phase of the Kyoto Protocol because of its expanding energy-hungry economy, but analysts say developed nations will continue to pile pressure on the nation. Asia's third-largest economy and home to about a sixth of humanity has some of the most polluted cities in the world, many of them continually shrouded in eye-stinging smog of noxious fumes from cars and industry. Its growing...


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