EU ministers are threatening to boycott a US-led climate summit next month over the Bush administration's opposition to firm cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
The row comes during the penultimate day of UN climate talks in Bali, where progress on outstanding issues is slow.
So can anything break the deadlock? And away from governments, what is the role to be played by individuals and NGOs, especially in poor countries, and would it make a difference?
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