sexta-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2009

Do Rich Nations Owe Poor Ones a Climate Debt? - COP15: Climate-Change Conference - TIME

"In two decades of climate change negotiations, a deep divide has remained between wealthy nations and developing ones, each side insisting the other move first to lower carbon emissions and curb the effects of global warming.

But this year there was an uncommon optimism, in the days preceding the U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen, that the rift could someday be bridged. President Barack Obama's delegation announced it would bring reliable carbon emissions targets to the negotiating table — an about-face from past U.S. climate envoys, who have always played the spoiler role at the annual summit — opening the door for major developing nations, such as China and India, to bring their own pledges to Copenhagen as well."

..:: Full article: Do Rich Nations Owe Poor Ones a Climate Debt? - COP15: Climate-Change Conference - TIME

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