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Vulnerable states decry slow progress at Bonn climate talks | Trust.org

Two weeks of U.N.-led climate talks in Bonn ended on Friday in an atmosphere of frustration, with participants bemoaning insufficient progress on everything from securing financial support for vulnerable poor countries to protecting forests. The meeting was the last before the year’s major climate negotiations in Warsaw in November. Action there could be held back by the weak outcomes from ...

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Afghanistan conference promises support after troop withdrawal | The Guardian

An international conference in Bonn has promised continued support for Afghanistan after the withdrawal of Nato combat troops in 2014. But Afghan community organisations and aid agencies said the democratic gains of the past decade were already under threat from cuts in western aid budgets. The conference — coming exactly a decade after an international agreement in Bonn to recognise ...

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Bonn climate talks end with no agreement on key areas | guardian.co.uk

Two weeks of tense global climate talks wrapped up on Friday, with countries insisting they had made progress on technical issues but accepting they were still nowhere near agreement in the three key areas of finance, greenhouse gas emission cuts and the future of the Kyoto protocol. Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN climate secretariat, defended the UN against ...

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