EU, Greens Slam Attempt at Climate Compromise
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - U.N. mediators struggled to break a deadlock between the United States and European Union at U.N. climate talks on Thursday, tabling compromise proposals on global warming quickly slammed by green groups as pro-American.
Talks chief Jan Pronk sought to broker a last-minute deal by putting forward plans he termed a balanced way of implementing the 1997 Kyoto pact on curbing climate change, and disclosed he might extend the talks by a day to clinch a deal.
"In my view it is balanced. There is something in it for all groups," said Pronk. "Pain will shared by all groups but also benefits are evenly shared among all groups."
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