Climate Talks Chair Warns Politicians 'No Tricks'

Senior politicians from 185 countries have one week to reach a deal on how to achieve the emissions reductions they accepted under a U.N. pact.

Published: 19-Nov-2000

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - As political leaders arrived for United Nations climate talks on Sunday, the meeting's chairman warned them against using tricks to avoid cutting the pollution blamed for global warming.

Senior politicians from 185 countries have one week to reach a deal on how to achieve the emissions reductions they accepted under a U.N. pact forged in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997.

Jan Pronk, the Dutch environment minister who is chairing the meeting, said the main aim of the talks was to agree rules that would mean genuine pollution reductions.

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