Finance row threatens climate pact

FRUSTRATION:Greenpeace East Asia senior climate and energy campaigner Li Shuo described talks related to the financing of a shift away from fossil fuels as ‘quite messy’

Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 04, 2015
By: AFP, LE BOURGET, France

Developing nations on Wednesday warned that a bitter row over money was threatening

Indigenous Environmental Network Executive Director Tom Goldtooth, right, native American Sioux and indigenous Amazonians attend “The Vision of Indigenous Peoples to Climate Change” event at the World Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, France, on Wednesday.  Photo: AFP

Indigenous Environmental Network Executive Director Tom Goldtooth, right, native American Sioux and indigenous Amazonians attend “The Vision of Indigenous Peoples to Climate Change” event at the World Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, France, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

efforts to seal a historic pact to tame global warming, as hosts France pleaded for compromise.

The UN-brokered talks involving 195 nations are facing a tight deadline of Friday next week to forge an agreement aimed at cutting the greenhouse gases blamed for climate change, and averting its catastrophic impacts.

However, despite more than 150 world leaders opening the talks on Monday with lofty rhetoric about the urgency of the task, bureaucrats became quickly ensnared in familiar rows that have condemned previous efforts to failure.

“My message is clear: We must accelerate the process because there is still a lot of work to do,” said French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius, who is presiding over the negotiations.     [FULL  STORY]

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