Bonn: More than 180 countries agreed on an agenda for work on a new climate treaty by 2015 at United Nations climate talks on Friday, breaking a deadlock over procedure, but mistrust remains that could threaten progress for the rest of the year.
"(The workplan) was not an easy issue to agree (on)," UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told reporters after the negotiations held at Bonn in Germany.
"All parties needed reassurances from each other to allow them to undertake the work with a certain sense of comfort."
UN climate talks in South Africa last year agreed a package of measures that would extend the 1997 Kyoto Protocol after it expires at the end of this year and decide a new, legally binding accord to cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 2015, coming into force by 2020....more
10:17 PM, May 25, 2012