Climate experts in Bonn seek to make Paris climate deal work

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The Eiffel Tower lit up in green to mark the success of the Paris Agreement to slash man-made emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases to counter climate change, in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower lit up in green to mark the success of the Paris Agreement to slash man-made emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases to counter climate change, in Paris. (Photo: AP)

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats and environmentalists are gathering in Bonn, Germany, to keep working on the rules governing the Paris climate accord.

The talks starting Monday are part of preparations for December's global climate summit in Katowice, Poland, when the so-called Paris rulebook must be formally approved.

Among the unresolved issues are how to ensure transparent monitoring of what countries do to cut global emissions and the methods used take stock of what countries have achieved.

Advocates also want governments at the two-week talks to explicitly acknowledge that current national pledges won't be enough to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by 2100, and therefore raise their ambitions.

While U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of the 2015 Paris accord, the rest of the world remains committed to the deal.

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