May 31, 2021
By Jeremy Logan
Officials from around the globe are beginning three weeks of grueling climate talks.
They will involve grappling with a number of thorny climate and political issues, without the benefit of face-to-face meetings, due to pandemic restrictions.
The United Nations climate office in Bonn, Germany, has designed a schedule of virtual sessions that will see negotiators share the burden of joining meetings before dawn, during the afternoon or late at night depending on their respective time zones.
Progress at the talks is seen as key to a successful U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.
But due to concerns about the format, no official decisions are expected at the virtual talks May 31st to June 17th.