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[Published: Tuesday December 02 2008]

UN-led climate change talks kicks off in Poland
 
Poznan, Poland, 02 Dec-(ANA)-The latest round of United Nations-led negotiations aimed at reaching a global climate change deal next year has opened in Poznan, Poland, with about 9,000 participants from governments, business, environmental groups and research institutions in attendance. 
 
The two-week meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is a prelude to a major summit in Copenhagen in 2009, at which countries hope to reach agreement on a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions reductions, whose first commitment period ends in 2012.
 
Addressing delegates in Poznan, Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, stressed the need to achieve progress on issues which are important in the run-up to 2012, including adaptation, finance, technology and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
 
“The conference needs to deliver on on-going issues, especially issues that are important to developing countries,” he said. (ANA)
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