Bangkok Climate Change Talks

At a press conference held midway through the Talks in Bangkok, Yvo de Boer spoke of encouraging signals that the Talks can deliver the tools and rules essential to a successful climate change deal in Copenhagen.
Solid progress has been made already in some key areas of a global agreement, such as adaptation, technology and capacity-building in developing countries. However, there is lack of clarity on two issues that are key to success in Copenhagen: rich nation emission reduction targets and financial support for climate change action in developing countries.
De Boer stressed the importance of generating finance, stating that commitment from world leaders without the means to implement it would prevent the world from acting fast enough to beat dangerous climate change.
Negotiators are beginning to slim down the text and identify key options. Next week, he said, they must focus even harder on what must be in a Copenhagen text and what can be cut out or left till later.


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