“Momentum building” for new climate deal: U.N.
"Momentum is very much building."
- Yvo de Boer, UN climate-change official
Vienna, Austria - The United Nations says momentum is building for tougher long-term action to fight global warming beyond the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol and a climate meeting starting in Vienna on Monday will be a crucial part of the process.
Negotiators from more than 100 countries at the Aug 27-31 talks will seek common ground between industrial nations with Kyoto greenhouse gas caps until 2012 and outsiders led by the United States and China, the biggest greenhouse gas emitters.