Ban urges end to finger-pointing at climate talks


COPENHAGEN (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says rich and poor countries must “stop pointing fingers” and raise their climate targets to salvage faltering talks on a global warming pact.

Ban tells The Associated Press that both sides should “start looking in the mirror” and bring more ambitious offers to the table.

The U.N. chief arrived Tuesday in the Danish capital, where 192 nations are negotiating a global agreement to curb climate change.

He urged negotiators to settle their differences in the next few days. Ban said it would be a “serious mistake” to leave the main negotiations to world leaders when they arrive later this week.