"World Economies Hold Climate Talks in London"

"Representatives of the world's biggest carbon polluters began two days of informal talks in London on Sunday to map out common ground 50 days before a key UN climate conference in Copenhagen.

The 17 powers that make up the so-called Major Economies Forum (MEF), along with developing nations and UN representatives, will try to iron out some of their differences before the crunch summit in December.

'We represent about 90 percent of global emissions, so if we can get a way forward and narrow some of the differences between the... countries that represent the lion's share of the problem, then it might make those UN talks easier,' British Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband told the BBC."

AFP had the story October 18, 2009.

See Also:

"INTERVIEW-Poor Nations Fear Empty Climate Deal At Copenhagen" (Reuters)

"U.N. Climate Talks May Need Extra time In 2010" (Reuters)

"Future Unlikely For Kyoto Climate Treaty" (NPR)

Source: AFP, 10/19/2009