Ottawa Global Warming Talks End Without Deal

While there is agreement to continue to move forward, there is little chance of ministerial level talks before Christmas.

Published: 07-Dec-2000

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The United States and Europe failed on Thursday to bridge major differences after two days of talks aimed at salvaging a pact to curb global warming.

Officials from both sides stressed they had made some progress in closing the gap between the European Union and the so-called "umbrella group" of the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

But they also made it clear that significant differences still remain over how best to cut emissions of "greenhouse gases," believed by many scientists to be responsible for the global warming trend, and how to meet promises of emission cuts hatched at a 1997 meeting in Kyoto, Japan.



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