U.S. and U.K. signal movement toward climate-change agreement

10/20/2009 | NYTimes.com · BBC · Xinhuanet.com (China)

Leaders of the world's biggest economies said at the end of an informal gathering in London that they are getting closer to overcoming some of the obstacles to a worldwide agreement to limit greenhouse-gas emissions. U.S. and U.K. officials flatly rejected the suggestion that the deadline for reaching an agreement in Copenhagen will slip. The U.S. State Department's special envoy on climate change said at a news conference that the governments of all of the major economies want "a strong, pragmatic and solid agreement" to come out of the formal negotiations in Copenhagen.

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