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Jakarta Post

Doubts linger in Bangkok climate talks

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 28 2009   /  09:59 am

Though world leaders have trumpeted helpful tips in dealing with climate change, doubt remains on whether delegates will be able to translate them into formal text on a new climate pact during talks in Bangkok starting Monday.Approximately 1,500 delegates from 180 countries are to meet in Bangkok from Sept. 28 to Oct. 9, the second to last before the highly anticipated Copenhagen climate conference in December, to give details on how to protect millions of people across the planet from the severe risks of global warming.The two-week meeting in Bangkok came after leaders from about 100 countries vowed to support a deal in Copenhagen during the UN climate summit in New York last week.The leaders of world’s largest emitters like the United States and China have pledged to succeed the Copenhagen meeting during its G20 summit in Pittsburgh, the United States, last week.“The question is wo...