Pittsburgh, - European Union voiced deep concern about climate change negotiations, warned they were headed in the wrong direction in the weeks before the making or termination of the Copenhagen conference.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, head of the European Union today, came to the U.S. city of Pittsburgh for the economic summit 20-nation group after top-level talks at the United Nations about climate change.

"We were both very worried about the situation," Reinfeldt said in a joint press conference with European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso.

"When it comes to negotiations, they actually slow down, they are not going in the right direction," said Reinfeldt. "We are very concerned that we need to speed up negotiations."

A little more than two months remaining until the conference in Copenhagen, which is intended to approve the Kyoto Protocol successor framework, which requires the agreement to reduce emissions blamed for global warming.

European Union and Japan has become a leading champion of the Kyoto Protocol, which does not make requirements on developing countries to reduce carbon emissions.

However, rich countries including the United States are united in insisting that the next agreement also requires action by developing countries.

China President Hu Jintao said on Tuesday that the largest developing country in the world was ready to slow the growth of carbon emissions sepertidi developed countries, but he did not specify numbers.


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