Bangkok climate talks

Delegates urged to pick up pace to seal December deal

A protest ahead of a Group of 20 summit in Germany last year. Under the Paris climate pact, nations must ramp up efforts to cut emissions.
A protest ahead of a Group of 20 summit in Germany last year. Under the Paris climate pact, nations must ramp up efforts to cut emissions.PHOTO: REUTERS

Set of rules to put Paris pact into action yet to be agreed upon

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries begin talks today in Bangkok to try to narrow differences over rules for the world's most comprehensive agreement on fighting climate change.

With the planet facing increasingly extreme weather, the United Nations says delegates must urgently pick up the pace ahead of a December deadline. They are under increasing pressure to compromise on a set of rules to put the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement into action.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2018, with the headline 'Delegates urged to pick up pace to seal December deal'. Print Edition | Subscribe