EU joins US in pushing for Kyoto alternative

International climate talks could be derailed by a split over whether to extend the Kyoto protocol or replace it with an alternative legal framework. On Wednesday the EU backed a US proposal for a new framework, provoking an angry backlash from developing nations.

"Kyoto has not delivered the substantive results that we want," the head of the European Commission's environment department Karl Falkenberg told reporters at a UN climate meeting in Bangkok. "We need to have a wider participation. We're not convinced we will get this into the Kyoto protocol as we know it," Mr Falkenberg said.

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