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African Negotiators Urge U.S. Leadership For U.N. Climate Deal

by Wochit 0:55 mins

African Negotiators Urge U.S. Leadership For U.N. Climate Deal

by Wochit 0:55 mins

African climate negotiators attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington this week said leadership from the United States is critical to finalizing a global deal on measures to address climate change in 2015 after years of deadlock. Officials from Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Ethiopia said they were optimistic an agreement could be reached, even though many U.S. lawmakers, particularly Republicans, oppose signing a binding treaty requiring cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. one negotiator told a small group of reporters convened by the World Resources Institute, an environmental research group, that without leadership from the United States, China - the world's biggest producer of greenhouse gases - will be reluctant to act, putting at risk developing countries directly affected by climate change,

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