"UN Climate Talks Kick Off in Bonn"

"The latest round of international climate change talks commenced [Monday] with the now perennial warning about the need for greater urgency from governments as they battle to curb global greenhouse gas emissions."

"Speaking at the opening of the annual week of talks, which are intended to lay the ground work for the UN's next major climate summit in Poland later this year, the head of the UN's climate change secretariat, Christiana Figueres, warned diplomats they "must do more and do it faster".

She warned governments had already used a third of the time between the 2011 Durban commitment to finalise a new international treaty and the 2015 deadline for agreeing that treaty."

James Murray reports for BusinessGreen/Guardian Environment Network April 29, 2013.

Source: Guardian, 04/30/2013