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Climate Negotiators Meet This Week in Ghana

21 Aug 2008

By ARTHUR MAX, (Associated Press)

Negotiators meet in Ghana this week to resume work on a new climate change treaty and discuss ways to prod developing countries to join the fight against global warming.

But the latest round of talks comes at an awkward moment, with the world's poor more worried about the immediate cost of food and fuel than the uncertain long-term effects of climate change.

The weeklong U.N. climate conference opens Thursday, with nearly 1,600 delegates and environmental experts from more than 150 countries in attendance, to work on an agreement to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases.

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