U.N. Climate Talks Logjammed As Poor Nations Fume

US position on carbon sinks viewed as chief obstacle to climate control agreement.

Published: 23-Nov-2000

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union were locked in disagreement over emissions control on Thursday, with just one day left to get a deal at a U.N. conference intended to forestall global climate change.

"We do not have much time. Major issues have still to be resolved," said conference president Jan Pronk as protesters sounded a siren outside the venue and said millions of lives in flood-ravaged poor nations depended on the outcome.

Pronk said a deal to stop the planet heating up and causing environmental turmoil could still be reached by the Friday night deadline. He would try to break the logjam by proposing ideas involving both benefits and pain for all parties.

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