Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Danish text leak causes disarray...

Copenhagen climate summit in disarray after 'Danish text' leak

Reports are emerging that the Copenhagen summit has already lurched into its first crisis, after developing countries responded angrily to a secret draft agreement that aims to strengthen the position of rich countries and effectively abandon the legal framework set up under the Kyoto Protocol.

The so-called Danish text was leaked to the Guardian newspaper and has immediately kicked off a heated row between developed and developing nations on only the second day of the two-week summit.

If adopted, the controversial 13-page document would impose unequal per capita limits on carbon emissions for developed and developing countries in 2050, which would allow citizens in rich countries to still emit twice as much as their counterparts in poorer nations...

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