"United States Urges Flexibility in New Global Climate Deal"

"The United States called on Tuesday for a more flexible approach to a new United Nations' climate deal which balances the needs of all countries and has a better chance of success."

"Two years ago, some 190 countries agreed to develop a pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol which would force all nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. The deal is to be signed by 2015 and come into force in 2020.

Countries will meet again next month to work on the content and design of the new deal in Warsaw but progress this year has been slow."

Nina Chestney and Valerie Volcovici report for Reuters October 23, 2013.


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Source: Reuters, 10/23/2013