excerpt: ... the United Nations warned that time was running out for
an agreement aimed at launching negotiations for a successor to the
Kyoto Protocol and the talks in Bali were in danger of "falling to
The United States, Japan and several other governments are refusing to
accept language in a draft document suggesting that industrialized
nations consider cutting emissions by 25 percent to 40 percent by
2020, saying specific targets would limit the scope of future talks.
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