Wednesday, Nov 11th, 2009
The US Senate will complete the framework of climate change legislation before next month’s high-stakes summit in Copenhagen, Senator John Kerry promised UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday.
“We are engaged in the process that will hopefully put us in a position to go to Copenhagen with a sort of framework, or outline, or where the Senate will be heading in its legislation,” Kerry told reporters after meeting Ban at the US Capitol.
The Senate has not followed the House of Representatives in finalizing the first-ever US federal caps on carbon emissions, raising fears that the December 7-18 talks in the Danish capital will flop without the world’s biggest economy.
Kerry, a former presidential candidate who authored climate change legislation introduced into the Senate, said he told Ban that senators were “engaged in a very intensive process.
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