U.S. to host major economies climate forum in New York

WASHINGTON Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:34pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will host a meeting of the world's biggest economies in New York to discuss climate change on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said.

The Major Economies Forum will bring together 16 of the world's biggest economies next week with the 27-nation European Union to haggle over ways to fight global warming.

It was formed to augment U.N. climate change talks. A deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions has so far eluded negotiators within the U.N. process.

The 17 members of the forum include Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and the EU.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Stacey Joyce)

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