U.N. draft emissions proposal a nonstarter for U.S.
COPENHAGEN -- The top U.S. climate negotiator today questioned the viability of two new global warming treaty proposals floated in recent hours as a way to end a stalemate here over the next steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
U.S. envoy 'lacks common sense,' Chinese diplomat says
COPENHAGEN -- Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei lashed out today at U.S. climate negotiator Todd Stern, calling "extremely irresponsible" his recent pronouncement that no American climate change funding would go to China. Speaking to reporters at a U.N. climate change conference where nearly 200 countries are trying to negotiate an international emissions agreement, He said he was "shocked" by Stern's comments.