Developing countries walk out of climate talks

The Bella Centre is filling up with people dressed in blue raincoats and chanting “We stand with Africa! Kyoto targets now!” Here’s why, from a BBC report:

Negotiations at the UN climate summit have been suspended after developing countries withdrew their co-operation. Delegations were angry at what they saw as moves by the Danish host government to sideline talks on more emission cuts under the Kyoto Protocol. …Informal talks continue, and the UN climate convention head said the formal agenda should resume in the afternoon.

The countries which have suspended co-operation are those which make up the G77-China bloc of 130 nations. These range from wealthy countries such as South Korea, to some of the poorest states in the world. The G77-China bloc speaks for developing countries in the climate change negotiation process.

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Written by PAUL EDWARDS.

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