01 Apr '11, 6am

Governments face climate test of resolve at Bangkok talks: SINGAPORE/OSLO (Reuters) - Governments face a test of...

SINGAPORE/OSLO (Reuters) - Governments face a test of their pledges to fight climate change next week when almost 200 nations meet in Bangkok to try to build on a modest deal reached last year that includes a new green fund and rising aid. The April 3-8 talks are the first since environment ministers agreed a package last December in Mexico that put the U.N. negotiations back on track. Japan's nuclear crisis is likely to overshadow the 2011 sessions about low-carbon energies. The December deal in the Mexican resort of Cancun included a Green Climate Fund to manage $100 billion a year in aid to poor nations by 2020 and to limit a rise in average world temperatures to below 2 deg C (3.6 F) over pre-industrial times. "Governments need to maintain momentum at Bangkok by agreeing a clear work-plan for 2011," the U.N.'s climate chief Christiana Figueres said in a statement. The ...

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