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Oct 2, 2009 12:15 PM by Associated Press

EU says US must join climate funding

The European Union says the United States should join it in stumping up cash to help poor developing nations to cope with climate change.

Sweden's finance minister says Europe wanted the U.S. to "also put their weight behind the issue" ahead of global talks in December on a new pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

He said Friday the EU would push for more climate funding at next month's meeting of the Group of 20 rich and developing nations in Scotland.

EU countries must still agree in coming weeks on their own plans to give up to $22 billion a year to developing nations.

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