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U.S. climate envoy upbeat on China relations

WASHINGTON — The top US climate negotiator on Tuesday gave an upbeat assessment of ties with China, saying the world’s two largest emitters found ways to work together at UN-led talks in Durban, South Africa. The tone contrasts with a recent harder line toward China from US President Barack Obama’s…

U.S. denies delaying global climate deal

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – The United States denied on Thursday it was trying to delay a new global climate deal until 2020, saying it supported an EU proposal that aims to chart a path to a more ambitious pact to fight climate change. Delegates from almost 200 countries have…

A dozen heads of state to attend UN climate talks

Twelve heads of government and state have said they will participate in UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said on Friday. About 130 ministers will also descend on the coastal city for negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), she said at a press conference. African leaders from…

Nations most at risk from climate change may “occupy” Durban talks

The tactics that have transformed domestic politics in the United States over the last two months may be about to move to a wider stage, with some developing nations considering “occupying” this weeks climate-change talks in Durban, South Africa. Hopes of any meaningful action coming out of the talks were…

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