Climate Talks Stall Over Carbon 'Sinks'

Debate centers on proposed carbon emissions trading by industrialized nations.

Published: 18-Nov-2000

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Negotiators worked down to the wire late on Friday in a frantic bid to lay the groundwork for an agreement on how to fight the threat of global warming.

Officials from some 180 countries remained sharply divided after a week of talks at a United Nations-sponsored climate change conference in The Hague.

"It looks on a knife edge," said Michael Grubb, Professor of Climate Change and Energy Policy at London's Imperial College.

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