Kim Chipman
December 6, 2009

[efoods]U.S. President Barack Obama should come to the climate-change talks this month in Denmark with strong goals for cutting greenhouse gases in the biggest economy, United Nations climate chief Yvo de Boer said.

“I hope that as part of the negotiating process he comes with an ambitious American target” to cut heat-trapping emissions and “strong financial support to reach out to developing countries,” de Boer told reporters in Copenhagen today on the eve of the two-week negotiations.

Obama, facing pressure from countries to prove the U.S. is moving toward a low-emissions economy, said on Dec. 4 that he would push forward his scheduled visit to the final day of the climate talks. That coincides with when most world leaders will attend. De Boer welcomed the change in schedule.

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