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China Ready to Help Achieve Climate ‘Breakthrough,’ Germany Says

China and the U.S. are more willing to act on climate protection, raising the chances for a “breakthrough” in United Nations-sponsored talks to curb global warming, German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier said.

The probability of a breakthrough has increased over the last few months despite economic setbacks in Europe and Japan, Altmaier said at a conference in Berlin. That’s mainly due to renewed political momentum in China and the U.S., he said.