US sets terms for climate talks
London, December 16, 2007
The US has said the climate change negotiating process it agreed to in Bali must ensure developing states take their fair share of emission cuts.
The deal did not meet this principle fully, the White House said - climate change could not be curbed by emission cuts from developed countries alone.
Environmentalists have criticised the lack of firm reduction targets in the plan which the US initially rejected.
It launches talks to reach emissions cuts to replace the Kyoto Protocol.