EU, U.S. Meet in Bid to Salvage Global Warming Pact

Environmentalists urging Europe to be tough in negotiations.

Published: 06-Dec-2000

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Senior government officials from the United States and the European Union opened two days of closed-door talks on Wednesday in a bid to salvage a deal designed to curb global warming.

The meeting, held in a downtown Ottawa hotel, was the first time the two sides had made contact since the dramatic collapse last month of U.N.-sponsored talks in The Hague to set a global strategy on cutting "greenhouse gas" emissions.

If they can find enough common ground it could pave the way for a ministerial conference in Oslo as early as next week.

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