"Poor Hit Back At Rich Over New Carbon Emission Demands"

"BANGKOK -- Developing countries are standing their ground against demands by rich nations to add steps to curb carbon emissions into a formal registry or appendix as part a broader pact to fight climate change.

Developing countries have been ramping up voluntary efforts to curb emissions but wealthy states want these steps to be legally binding to make it easier to gauge the global level of ambition to fight climate change.

In short, they want such steps added to a registry or appendix, or to "write them on a piece of paper," one delegate from a rich country told Reuters. That would also help determine how much cash rich nations could give to poorer states to adapt to climate change impacts and to green their economies."

David Fogarty reports for Reuters October 2, 2009.

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Source: Reuters, 10/05/2009