KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change have begun in the Polish city of Katowice, the capital of the Silesian mining district.
The aim is to meet an end-of-year deadline for agreeing a rule book on how to enforce global action to limit further warming of the planet.
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Below is a flavour of the mood around the event, held in a sprawl of temporary passageways and meeting rooms next to the "Spodek", a flying-saucer-shaped sports and concert venue.
Dozens of young people waved placards as the delegations trooped in for another day of negotiation.
Shouting "Involve Us Now" and "Young Way", they demanded seats on all official delegations. Some countries, such as Scandinavian and Pacific states, have youth members, but the decision is up to individual governments.
WRONG KIND OF TAX, RIGHT IDEA
They said the tax was poorly thought-out because it exaggerated the divisions between rich and poor, town and country, as those living in rural communities would be disproportionately affected.
She said governments should ensure carbon taxes were used to "smooth the transition and ensure it does not become a political pawn".
EASIER SAID THAN DONE
"In my opinion, the problem is not in the principles, it is rather a problem at the level of implementing such a policy in the spirit of dialogue and understanding with people."
(Reporting by Barbara Lewis, Anna Koper, Wojciech Zurawski and Megan Rowling; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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