Rich-poor rift reopens in at UN climate talks
The advances made in U.N. climate talks last year appear to be at risk as a rift between rich and poor countries reopens.
The rift has reopened in negotiations aimed at crafting a global pact to stop the planet from overheating.
The session in Bonn was meant to build on a deal struck in Durban, South Africa, in December, but the talks were faltering heading into the penultimate day amid disputes over what was agreed on last year.
Delegates were struggling to reach consensus on the agenda for future talks under the new Durban Platform, with China and others reluctant to close existing negotiating tracks that make clear distinctions between the responsibilities of developed and developing nations.