U.S. Sees ‘Strong Resistance’ for Binding Goal on Emissions

The U.S. said there’s “strong resistance” from some developing nations for measures at UN climate talks that would require them to sign up to mandatory targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Jonathan Pershing, the lead environment envoy for the U.S. at the talks in Durban, South Africa, this week was responding to a question about whether a European Union proposal to broaden participation in the cuts was gaining traction.

“My own sense is that while some want it others do not,” Pershing said.

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