"U.N. Has Extra Round of Climate Talks"

"The United Nations will have an extra round of climate change talks this April in Germany to speed up stalled climate negotiations.

'The decision to intensify the negotiating schedule underlines the commitment by governments to move the negotiations forward toward success' at a major climate conference in Mexico at the end of the year, Yvo de Boer, the United Nations' top climate change official, said in a statement.

The extra summit will be April 9-11 in Bonn, ahead of 2-week negotiation scheduled to take place in the western German city at the end of May.

The next major climate summit is to take place Nov. 29-Dec. 10 in Cancun, Mexico. It is expected to draw world leaders trying to agree to an ambitious global climate protection deal."

UPI had the story February 24, 2010.

See Also:

"China Says No Emissions Cap for Now" (Sydney Morning Herald)

"U.S., China at Odds Over Climate Talks in 2010" (Reuters)

"Copenhagen "Green Fund" Depends on Climate Deal -- EU" (Reuters)

"China Envoy Says Deep Divides Threaten Climate Talks" (Reuters)

"China's Hu Says Tackling Climate Change 'Urgent'" (AFP)

"President Hu Calls for China To Meet Emission Cut Targets" (Xinhua)

Source: UPI, 02/25/2010