"U.S. Pushes for Emissions Cuts From China, Developing Nations"

"COPENHAGEN -- Two top Obama administration officials arrived Wednesday at the U.N.-sponsored climate talks that opened this week offering both diplomacy and a tough line: The United States is willing to be a full partner in fighting climate change, but the real problem is with China and the developing world.

The day began with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson detailing the many measures President Obama has taken to cut greenhouse gases in the United States, telling a packed audience at the U.S. pavilion in the Bella Center, "We are seeking robust engagement with all of our partners around the world."

But two hours later, the U.S. special envoy for climate change, Todd Stern, made clear that the United States sees carbon reductions by China and other major developing countries as 'a core part of this negotiation.'"
 
Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post December 10, 2009.

See Also:

"UN Kyoto Climate Change Fund Still To Help Poor Nations" (BBC News)

"China Urges U.S. To Increase Copenhagen Offer" (Reuters)

"China, U.S. Trade Barbs at Climate Talks" (AP)

"U.S. Negotiator Dismisses Reparations for Climate" (New York Times)

"No 'Pass' for Developing Countries in Next Climate Treaty, Says U.S. Envoy" (Greenwire)

"Developing Nations Clash Over Climate Targets" (AFP)

US Launches Charm Offensive (Los Angeles Times)

"U.S. in Copenhagen: All About Obama" (Politico)

Jackson Says Summit 'Wasn't Our Impetus' for Endangerment Finding (Greenwire)

"EPA Chief: Obama To Work With Congress on Climate" (AP)

"Envoy Says U.S. Won't Pay China to Cut Emissions" (Wall Street Journal)

Source: Wash Post, 12/10/2009