"Obama in 11th-Hour Climate Bid With China, India"

"With the clock ticking on the high-stakes Copenhagen climate summit, US President Barack Obama will try to salvage fading hopes for a deal as he meets this month with the leaders of China and India.

Obama on Sunday starts his closely watched debut trip to China. A week later, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh comes to Washington in the first full-fledged state visit of Obama's presidency.

The United States is also dispatching Energy Secretary Steven Chu to both emerging powers in hopes of making headway ahead of the December 7-18 summit in the Danish capital.

The world's three most populous nations have all vowed action on climate change but are deeply at odds over the shape of a Copenhagen deal, which was meant to be a new global treaty but now looks set to offer a framework at best.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has even threatened to boycott Copenhagen unless the three nations move forward on their positions."

Shaun Tandon reports for the Associated Press November 11, 2009.

See Also:

"Clinton Calls Climate Talks in Copenhagen a 'Steppingstone'" (Greenwire)

"Washington Eyes Compromise at Copenhagen Talks" (AFP)

"Barack Obama Will Go To Copenhagen If He Can Clinch Climate Deal" (UK Guardian)

8-Country Special Report: "The Global Climate Change Lobby" (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)

"Special Report: The Consequences of Copenhagen" (The Daily Climate)

"Gore Urges Obama To Take Lead On Climate Change" (NPR)

Voices: "The Road to Copenhagen" (New York Times)


"Ahead of Copenhagen Climate Talks, Voices of Hope and Discord" (New York Times)

"Forum Reflects Copenhagen Divisions" (New York Times)

"Climate Vulnerable Nations Go Carbon Neutral, Plead for Help" (Environment News Service)

"Climate Action Under Ozone Treaty on Hold for Copenhagen Deal" (Environment News Service)

"UN Chief Confident of Climate Deal in Copenhagen"
(Press Trust of India)

"POTUS Mulling Trip to Climate Talks" (Politico)

"US, China Under Fire on Climate: Poll" (AFP)

Source: AP, 11/12/2009