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U.S. will pay into climate fund, but not reparations - Stern

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) The United States will contribute to a fund to help poor countries deal with the effects of climate change, but Washington does not see the need to make “reparations” for its centuries of carbon pollution, a high-ranking Obama administration official said on Wednesday.

“We absolutely recognise our historic role in putting emissions in the atmosphere, up there, but the sense of guilt or culpability or reparations, I just categorically reject that,” said Todd Stern, a lead U.S. negotiator to the climate talks.

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