Rifts emerge as UN climate talks open
28 November 2011, 18:02
Durban – UN talks on climate change got underway in South Africa
on Monday amidst signs of a deepening political rift on how to slow the
Topping the agenda is the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, the only global
pact with targets for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions, whose first
round of pledges expires at the end of 2012.
The conference must also push ahead with a “Green Climate Fund” to
channel up to 100 billion dollars a year by 2020 to countries exposed to
drought, flood, storms and rising seas, which scientists forecast will
worsen this century.
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