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

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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