STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.N. climate talks have suffered a setback after one of three bodies meeting at a two-week conference in Bonn, Germany, suspended its work without even adopting an agenda.
Negotiations in the subsidiary body that deals with climate financing for developing countries were stalled by procedural issues put forth by Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. U.N. officials urged delegates to "unblock" the situation so that work can resume at a more high-profile climate gathering later this year.
They said progress was being made in two other bodies meeting in Bonn, which would continue working through the end of the conference Friday. The 2-decade-old talks have failed to stop the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, which scientists say are warming the planet. Governments aim to adopt a global climate pact by 2015.