Pressure mounts on US to ‘clarify’ climate stance

Europe has called for more clarity from the US on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and help developing countries fight climate change, ahead of an EU-US summit in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

"For us, the most important is the climate issue," Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on the eve of the summit. "We'd like to see a clearer position from the US." Mr Reinfeldt said he hoped to see US president Barack Obama in Copenhagen in December to help seal a new global climate deal.

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