1 Jun 2010

Climate change meeting begins in Bonn

9:51 pm on 1 June 2010

The first major international climate change meeting since the Copenhagen summit late last year has begun in Bonn, Germany.

New Zealand Climate Change Ambassador Adrian Macey says the two-week meeting has begun in a more positive mood.

Mr Macey says the heat and tension generated at Copenhagen has been replaced by a more business-like approach to the negotiations.

He says the Bonn meeting won't achieve a global agreement but could make progress on a dozen issues important to any meaningful deal.