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US refuses extension of Kyoto Protocol

12-08-2011 19:07 BJT Special Report:Durban Climate Change Conference |

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The US delegation at the Durban climate talks says the extension of the Kyoto Protocol is off the table for the US.

On the sidelines of the talks, the US top special envoy on climate change, Todd Stern, reaffirmed his country’s refusal to join the Kyoto Protocol. Instead, he urged developing countries, including China, to take the same responsibility as developed countries, on compulsory emissions' reduction.

Stern also expressed little hope in a final agreement on a fund to help developing countries cope with climate change. The fund is supposed to generate 100 billion US dollars a year by 2020.


Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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