Hihg Ranking Official Says Progress Made at U.N. Climate Talks

BANGKOK, Oct. 3 (UPI) — A high-ranking United Nations official says progress in the latest round of climate-change negotiations was mixed.

Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said the two-week talks in Thailand that began Monday had made some strides, but not in the realm of financing or reductions in greenhouse gases by industrialized nations.

On the plus side, the delegates from 177 nations plus representatives of industry and environmental group made some advances on tightening up the text of the eventual agreement, De Boer said in a written statement Friday.

The Bangkok meeting is a preliminary to next month’s climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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