Top U.S. Senate Democrat Schumer sets vote for Wednesday on Kigali climate deal

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on approving the Kigali amendment to a major global climate treaty, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday.

"Today the Senate will finish the work of ratifying the Kigali amendment," Schumer said in a speech to the Senate.

Two-thirds of the Senate, or 67 votes, are needed for approval for passage.

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Reporting by Moira Warburton in Washington

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