U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern drew applause from a crowd of 2,600 delegates to U.N. climate negotiations at a meeting on Bonn, Germany. "We are very glad to be back. We want to make up for lost time, and we are seized with the urgency of the task before us," Stern said. The meeting aims to create an agreement to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on emissions, which expires in 2012 and which the United States has refused to sign.
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