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UN Climate Conference: Countries Divided On Priorities For Global Climate Deal

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Ed King, Responding to Climate Change

Lack of climate finance and inadequate carbon cuts headline concerns for developing countries at Bonn talks

(Pic: UNFCCC/Flickr)

photo: UNFCCC/Flickr

Opening remarks from leading climate envoys at a UN meeting in Bonn illustrate just how much work is needed to craft a global emissions slashing deal by the end of the year.

The latest round of 5-day long negotiations started on Monday, with over 190 countries tasked with whittling down a vast set of proposals into a concise document they can all agree on.

UN officials remain confident a pact will be finalised in Paris this December, with a goal of limiting global warming to below an agreed 2C limit.

But as the excerpts from statements made by groups representing participating countries illustrate, it’s still not clear exactly what a final agreement will look like.

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