Updated: Japan ignites Cancun row with refusal to extend Kyoto

James S Murray
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Future of Kyoto Protocol emerges as main flash point during first week of talks as Japan says it will not extend "unfair and ineffective" agreement

Japan's confirmation that it will oppose any extension to the Kyoto Protocol sparked a backlash at the Cancun climate summit yesterday, threatening to derail the crucial talks. In a surprise move, Japan's...

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