Copenhagen to keep Kyoto and create new pact

December's UN climate summit in Copenhagen could deliver both a second series of commitments under the Kyoto protocol and a new, overarching global climate agreement that includes the US, according to the UN's climate unit.

A "core overarching decision" by parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which the US is a member of, is crucial for the EU, European Commission negotiator Rosário Bento Pais told journalists in Brussels on Wednesday.

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