Extra climate talks scheduled for September in Bangkok after stalemate in Bonn session

Negotiators became bogged down in the detail, Climate Home reports, with differentiated commitments between rich and poor countries an enduring issue.

It is conceivable that the deteriorating international playing field is making itself felt in the Paris process now. American and Chinese leadership was vital to delivery of the treaty in 2015. America is now at the back of the pack, at best, and China must be smarting from Trump’s sabre rattling on trade war, abrogation of the Iran nuclear deal, etc.

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