Bali deal sets terms for two years of talks

The road-map in detail: a framework for international negotiations on further greenhouse gas cuts

The road-map agreed in Bali at the weekend fires the starting gun for two years of negotiations which, if successful, will culminate in a new global climate policy in Copenhagen in late 2009.

Here are the key parts of the new agreement as set out in the road-map (for full text, see link below):

Governments have agreed to "urgently enhance" the implementation of the UN's framework climate change convention. Climate warming is "unequivocal" and delay in reducing emissions "significantly" will "increase the risk of more severe climate change impacts". Governments recognise that "deep cuts in global emissions will be required".

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