FarmPolicy

December 13, 2018

Climate Issues; Sen. Ag. Committee Hearing: Nutrition Programs; and CFTC Issues

Climate Issues

Reuters writers Chris Buckley and Alister Doyle reported yesterday that, “U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday next month’s climate talks in Copenhagen should cut a deal with ‘immediate operational effect,’ even if its original aim of a legally binding pact is not achievable.

“About 40 environment ministers meeting in Copenhagen made progress toward a scaled-down U.N. deal next month, while African leaders accepted for the first time that the December meeting would not agree a full treaty.

“Obama was speaking after talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao in which he said the world’s top two greenhouse gas emitters had agreed to take ‘significant’ action to mitigate their output of carbon dioxide.”

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