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The worldâ€™s largest carbon polluters made progress in talks on Tuesday on how to help poor nations that may be dramatically affected by climate change.
Recent climate change negotiations are delivering "encouraging developments," said the head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Most nations have submitted less-than-ambitious proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the months leading up to the UN convention on climate change in Copenhagen in December.
African nations are asking for billions to fight the threat of droughts, heat waves, and rising seas - all natural disasters they believe are imminent due to climate change.
It was announced on Thursday that the United States and Mexico are embarking on a new partnership to address climate change and will encourage environmentally-friendly forms of green living.
According to a green ranking of stimulus plans released Thursday, Germany and U.S. economic recovery plans are more climate friendly that those in France, Britain or Italy, but all fall short of what is needed to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.
UN delegates discussed on Tuesday targeting several new industrial chemicals for inclusion in a climate treaty to succeed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.
The environmental group Greenpeace said on Monday that carbon market prices could drop by a staggering 75 percent if credits for safeguarding forests are added to markets for industrial emissions.
According to a top climate negotiator, the US is engaged in UN talks to create a global climate treaty, but will not rescue the troubled process on its own.
The recession may slow proceedings of President Barack Obama's negotiators at the UN climate talks on Sunday, Reuters reported.
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