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Oct 15, 2014
Oct 15, 2014

Global climate deal should be legally binding in parts: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States wants to broker a global agreement on climate change that would contain some legal elements but would stop short of being legally binding on an international level, the country’s top diplomat on climate change issues said.

Todd Stern, the State Department climate change special envoy, addressed one of the thorniest issues in ongoing talks to secure a global plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions – its legal form.

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Oct 14, 2014

Climate action a fiscal imperative: Obama’s budget director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget said action to combat climate change is imperative for fiscal reasons, not just moral reasons, given the mounting costs of climate events on the federal budget.

Shaun Donovan, who took the reins at OMB in August, said the Obama administration’s pragmatic approach echoed that of businesses in the United States and elsewhere, which he said “understand” the climate opportunity.

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