Friday, Dec 11th, 2009
Poor countries have demanded that the US spends as much on tackling climate change as it does on warfare.
The row between the rich countries and the developing world intensified at the Copenhagen summit, as China and its supporters blamed America for “endangering the world” by refusing to hand over more cash.
Developing nations are pushing for £120bn ( $200bn) to help them tackle the effects of global warming, which is double the amount of money currently on the table.
In a new twist to the negotiations, Lumumba di-Aping, chief negotiator of the China and the G77 group of nations, made a direct appeal to US politicians to reapportion cash currently set aside for global financial emergencies.
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This article was posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 at 11:11 am