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Brazil, China Ruling Out Climate Pact Without Kyoto Pledge

Brazil joined China saying that no deal is possible at United Nations climate talks this year without a new round of targets for industrial nations under the Kyoto Protocol.

The comments fuel a dispute over the future of the only international treaty limiting greenhouse gases, which envoys from more than 190 nations are discussing this week in Durban, South Africa. The pact caps fossil fuel emissions through 2012 and is the linchpin of efforts to curb global warming.