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Climate change experts from around the world gather in Bangkok this week to discuss the successor to the Kyoto agreement, which comes to an end in 2012.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is hosting the summit, which will try to forge an agreement that is palatable to most nations whilst having a real impact on global carbon levels.

The main thrust of this week’s talks is that there is still time to avoid the worst effects of a changing climate, but governments need to act now and implement policies immediately – or we will miss the window of opportunity and have to adapt to, rather than avoid, these impacts.

Sam Bond

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