At UN climate change summit in New York President Hu Jintao has told that
Mr Hu said the measures would mean emissions would grow less quickly than the economy, but gave no details.
About 100 leaders are attending the talks, ahead of the
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said failure to agree a treaty in December would be "morally inexcusable".
Negotiators for the
In the meantime, President Obama said the
Mr. Obama said "there should be no illusions" about how difficult it will be for world leaders to reach a climate change agreement during the
President Obama acknowledged that developed nations had caused much of the damage to the global climate, and said they also have the responsibility to lead the global fight against it. He said the
Meanwhile, there are dire predictions coming from other quarters -- European officials say the talks are close to deadlock -- administration officials think there still is cause for hope.
This morning, Obama tried to make the case for it. He ticked off a list of steps the
Notably, he did not call for the Senate to pass a bill before the
But the president laid down a personal marker on the issue, speaking in starker terms than he has used in months to describe the risk of not acting.
The security and stability of each nation and all peoples -- our prosperity, our health, our safety -- are in jeopardy," Obama said. "And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out."
Obama also offered a case for every nation to rise to the challenge, asserting that individual countries can still pursue economic prosperity while doing their part to protect the planet, Los Angeles Times reports.