Outlook For Copenhagen Deal Is Cloudy: US Envoy

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 4:25 PM EST) -- With only 32 days until countries convene in Copenhagen to begin work on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, the U.S. climate change envoy expressed frustration on Wednesday with the pace of preliminary talks, saying a rift between developed and developing nations threatened hopes for a deal.

In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. State Department Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern took an unusually blunt tone with regard to major developing powers like China, India and Brazil, saying these...
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