One negotiating track will look at proposals for a new clean technology transfer mechanism, while another will address the mitigation actions developing countries need to take to curb emissions. A third workshop that took place yesterday looked at industrialised countries' emission targets and how to assess whether they have been met.
"These discussions are important because they have started to shape up governments' ideas on how to create a transparent, rule-based global emission reduction framework, with delegates looking at the specifics of enhanced accountability and transparency for both developed and developing countries," Figueres said.
Tansneem Essop, delegation leader for the World Wildlife Fund sums up the task ahead:
"The fragile compromise achieved in Cancun helped put the UN negotiations back on track, Bangkok needs to build on this progress and boost the overall ambition levels of the talks if we are to avert the worst consequences of climate change."