Global climate talks make "solid" progress

Countries edge towards post-2012 discussion, agree to 2008 Kyoto review, pass CDM and adaptation initiatives

A fortnight of international climate change talks in Nairobi, Kenya, has agreed a work plan to begin discussions for a post-2012 successor to the Kyoto protocol, scheduled a review of the protocol for 2008 and adopted several initiatives to help combat climate change in developing countries.

The talks closed with three days of ministerial talks that ended on Friday. As expected, the talks did not lead to major breakthroughs in the search for a future global climate policy architecture. Instead, the EU welcomed "solid progress" and green groups "small steps forward".

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