US joins 'ambition coalition' at UN climate talks

The United States said Wednesday it had united with the European Union and 79 developing countries to jointly push for an ambitious accord in Paris to curb global warming. The decision, announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry, came a day after the European Union said it had joined the African, Caribbean and Pacific nations most vulnerable to climate disasters to lobby for a far-reaching deal. “This is a group of countries that is fully committed to ensuring the agreement is a truly ambitious one,” Kerry said in Paris, where 195 nations are aiming to forge a pact to cut Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

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