US ‘seeks G8 global warming dilution’

The US is trying to dilute a declaration on global warming to be made at next month's G8 summit, Reuters reported sources close to the talks as saying, putting the country on a collision course with hosts Germany.
In a draft of the declaration dated April 2007, the US is reported to object to a pledge to limit global warming to 2C this century and cut world greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% below 1990 levels by 2050.
Washington also questions whether the UN is the best forum to tackle the climate crisis and rejects a section stating that carbon markets are a key means of developing and deploying climate-friendly technologies.
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