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UN climate boss laments lack of public support for strong climate action

The United Nations climate chief is urging people not to look solely to their governments to make tough decisions to slow global warming, and instead to consider their own role in solving the problem.

Approaching the half-way point of two-week climate talks in Doha, Christiana Figueres, the head of the U.N.'s climate change secretariat, said Friday she didn't see "much public interest, support, for governments to take on more ambitious and more courageous decisions."

Figueres said "each one of us needs to assume responsibility. It's not just about domestic governments."

Her comments came as negotiators from nearly 200 countries were struggling to prepare draft agreements on how to move forward on greenhouse emissions cuts and climate aid for poor countries.