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Bangkok UN climate talks must advance the future of Kyoto

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Speaking at the first UN climate talks session of the year in Bangkok, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres asked to address shortfalls in climate action.

Climate change negotiators have gathered at Bangkok on Sunday looking to make further progress on the deals agreed at Cancun last December. Although the climate talks from 3 April to 8 April could be overshadowed by the nuclear crisis in Japan, they will look to debate the details of accords and make advances before further talks in Bonn this summer and the COP17 talks in Durban in November.

These UN climate talks and workshops have been preceded by preparatory regional group meetings from 30 March to 2 April.

Overall 26 agreements were attained at the Cancun Summit, including a Green Climate Fund, which promised $100bn a year in aid to poorer nations by 2020 and saw countries agree to keep global temperature rises below 2C...

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