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New round of UN climate talks opens in China to prepare for year-end summit

10-04-2010 11:22 BJT Special Report:China hosts UN climate talks in Tianjin |

TIANJIN, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- A new round of UN climate talks opened in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday, which is expected to pave the way for the year-end Cancun summit in Mexico.

Volunteers carry documents in Tianjin, north China, on Oct. 3, 2010. On Oct. 4-9,
two special working groups under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol respectively, each involving negotiators from
more than 190 parties, will meet side by side to seek consensus and narrow their gaps,
mainly on two draft documents. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

About 3,000 delegates from party and observer countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol are attending the meeting on Oct. 4-9.

They are expected to discuss the negotiating text reached at the Bonn talks in August by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention.

A draft proposal, by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol, will also be tabled for discussion.

The two working groups have held three rounds of talks this year.

The Tianjin gathering is the final meeting before the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Cancun at the end of this year, and the first time that such formal meeting has been convened in China.


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