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Cancun Climate Talks Can Yield ‘Significant’ Accords, UN Says

The next round of climate-change talks, beginning Nov. 29 in Cancun, Mexico, can produce “significant” progress on forest protection, aid for developing nations and technology sharing, a senior United Nations official said.

“There are enough issues that are close enough to resolution that an important outcome could be achieved,” UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert Orr told reporters in New York. “It is our assessment that significant progress is possible.”