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Copenhagen (day 7): No Deal in Sight Yet: EU Steps Up Pressure on China and U.S.

1:40 AM MST | December 16, 2009 | Alex Scott in Copenhagen

The European Union (EU) is upping the pressure on the U.S. to commit to tougher legally binding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets, and for China to rein in its emissions growth, Andreas Carlgren, Sweden’s minister for the environment told delegates at the United Nations (U.N.) climate summit today in Copenhagen. “China and the U.S. together generate more than half of the world’s carbon dioxide [emissions].” Without a step up in commitment from both countries within the next three days “we won’t be able reach...

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