UN climate meeting kicks off in Bangkok

14:44, April 03, 2011      

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A United Nations meeting on climate change kicked off on Sunday in Bangkok to discuss action plans following decisions made at a ministerial meeting in Mexico last year.

Participants at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting are to map out action plans in their six-day meeting in Bangkok, the first UNFCCC meeting after the meeting in Cancun, Mexico from Nov. 29 to Dec. 10 last year.

Pre-sessional workshops will continue from Sunday to Tuesday morning before the official opening takes place on Tuesday afternoon.

The meetings include sixteenth session of the ad hoc working group on further commitments of developed nations under the Kyoto Protocol, and the fourteenth session of the ad hoc working group on long-term cooperative action under the UNFCCC.

The Kyoto Protocol commits parties to the convention to reduce green house gas emissions.

A total of 2,271 representatives from 175 countries are attending the Bangkok meeting, of which 1,417 are government officials, according to a UN official.

Source: Xinhua

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