Countries Struggle Toward Global Climate Deal

LYON, France, September 15, 2000 (ENS) - Two weeks of international talks aimed at developing detailed rules for the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on climate change ended today in Lyon, France, with no breakthroughs reported on the key political issues that continue to divide countries.

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Michael Cutajar is executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Photo courtesy Earth Negotiations Bulletin)
Whether even last minute ministerial negotiations now due to take place in November in the Hague will succeed in overcoming the obstacles remains unclear.

Here are the main Kyoto protocol-related issues that were debated in Lyon:

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