Deadlock breaks at UN climate talks, agenda agreed

Engineering News 25 May 2012.

More than 180 countries agreed on an agenda for work on a new climate treaty by 2015 at United Nations climate talks on Friday, breaking a deadlock over procedure, but mistrust remains that could threaten progress for the rest of the year.

“(The workplan) was not an easy issue to agree (on),” UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told reporters after the negotiations held at Bonn in Germany.

“All parties needed reassurances from each other to allow them to undertake the work with a certain sense of comfort.”