Bonn climate talks to focus on draft deal

“Substantive progress” needs to be made on the negotiating text for a global climate change deal if it is to be finalised by mid-May as planned, the chairs of the process said as talks began in Bonn

“Substantive progress” needs to be made on the draft text of a global climate change deal if it is to be finalised by mid-May as planned, the chairs of the process said as negotiations got underway in Bonn.

The week-long talks, which began on Monday, will focus on operational aspects of the agreement such as the length of time commitments will last for and any periodic reviews.

Clarification will also be sought on legal issues such as the governance of the agreement as well as its entry into force, according to a note by the chairs.

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