BONN CLIMATE TALKS FLOUNDERING - TOO LITTLE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

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9 june 2011

ANALYSIS-Climate talks floundering without ministers

Climate meetings struggling to focus on technical issues

* Confrontation over emissions curbs delaying process

* Stakes high amid signs of dangerous climate change


By Gerard Wynn, Reuters, Thu Jun 9, 2011

BONN, Germany, June 9 (Reuters) - Negotiations meant to avert dangerous climate change are stuck over future emissions restrictions in wrangling at meetings below the ministerial level, undermining the U.N.-backed process.

The pace of talks has slowed since a two-year campaign for a binding deal ending at a Copenhagen summit in 2009, when world leaders failed to deliver, and acrimony lingers.

Developed countries have yet to decide whether to fund additional sessions before an annual ministerial conference in Durban in South Africa in November, pinning this on more progress at a June 6-17 meeting in Bonn, Germany.

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