Durban COP17: Connie Hedegaard puts pressure on China, US and India

The Guardian
Dec. 9, 2011

The US will also not support the EU's call for a deadline of 2015 for the new negotiations to finish, by which time new emissions targets should be agreed that will apply after 2020.

Paul Bledsoe, of the US Bipartisan Policy Centre, and a former official in the Clinton White House, said: "The US does not like to be seen as a follower [of someone else's plan], it wants to be seen as a leader."

Both China and the US are due to hold a press conference later this afternoon in Durban. India's stance is still unclear, with some reports suggesting the chief negotiator had insisted the country had never been against a deal, but was keeping its options open until the content of the roadmap was clearer.