NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - The United States on Saturday dropped opposition to a compromise plan to launch talks on a new U.N. climate treaty after pleas from other nations.
“We will go forward and join consensus,” Paula Dobriansky, heading the U.S. delegation, told the 190-nation meeting to cheers from many in the audience, minutes after triggering boos by saying Washington was opposed.
The proposed compromise, breaking a deadlock between rich and poor nations, had been supported by all other previous speakers, including the European Union.
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