US tries to remove climate change references in UN disaster talks
Agence France-Presse, Jan. 19, 2005
KOBE, Japan, Jan 19 (AFP) - The United States, which opposes the Kyoto protocol on global warming, is trying to remove references to climate change in UN talks aimed at setting up a disaster early warning system, a US official said Wednesday.
The US has voiced objections to "multiple" references to climate change in drafting documents for the global conference in Kobe, Japan on disaster reduction, said Mark Lagon, deputy assistant secretary in the State Department bureau of international organization affairs.
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