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Developing Countries Boycott UN Climate Talks

Posted Dec 15 2009 6:18am
China, India and other developing nations boycotted U.N. climate talks Monday, bringing negotiations to a halt with their demand that rich countries discuss much deeper cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions.

Representatives from 135 developing countries said they refused to participate in any formal working groups at the 192-nation summit until the issue was resolved. The developing countries want to extend the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which imposed penalties on rich nations if they did not comply with its strict emissions limits.

The African-led move was a setback for the Copenhagen talks, which were already faltering over long-running disputes between rich and poor nations over emissions cuts and financing for developing countries to deal with climate change.

Read More: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/dpg-Developing-Countries-Boycott-UN-Climate-Talks-mb-200912141260805080109

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