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US may help finance emissions research - Key
The United States has indicated it would be prepared to financially back a New Zealand initiative to ramp up research into agricultural emissions, Prime Minister John Key says.Mr Key today had high level meetings with the head of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon and former United States President Bill Clinton focusing on climate change.Mr Key used the 15 minute meeting with Mr Ban to push New Zealand's proposal for a global alliance focusing on finding ways to reduce agricultural emissions and said the US and India were interested in the scheme.The initiative would see a world-wide virtual network set up for climate change research into agriculture and food production."We've already had initial indications from India and the United States that they will be prepared to join us," Mr Key told reporters."At this point we are just trying to build a constituency for it, indications we've had from the United States is they are prepared to put in quite a lot of money."