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Bonn Conference to Set Agenda for New UN Climate Deal | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 29.03.2009
The UN's climate chief urged industrialized countries to lead the way on controlling climate change as a new round of UN talks aimed at replacing the Kyoto Protocol got underway in Bonn on Sunday, March 29. 

Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:  UN climate chief Yvo de Boer

Around 2,600 delegates from 175 countries gathered in the former German capital over the weekend for the first of several meetings ahead of December's Copenhagen summit, at which new global targets on emissions are to be set ahead of the 2012 expiry of the Kyoto agreement.

The Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement on stabilizing the output of greenhouse gases, entered into force in 2005.

Yvo De Boer, who heads climate change initiatives at the United Nations, said developing countries would only agree to a new climate pact if industrialized nations set clear targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Additionally, those nations have to be prepared to offer financial support to poorer countries.

by Fran on Mon Mar 30th, 2009 at 02:05:41 PM EST
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