UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joined developing nations to press for more details on how rich nations plan to reach a three-year-old pledge to provide $100 billion in annual aid by 2020 to fight global warming, weighing in on an issue that’s creating a rift at climate talks in Doha.
The Maldives, Kiribati and Tuvalu risk extinction from rising seas because nations aren’t stepping up commitments to cut greenhouse gases, a bloc of 43 island countries said as United Nations climate talks began in Mexico.
United Nations envoys today attempted to revive progress at stalled climate negotiations, issuing a draft of the meeting’s possible conclusion aimed at bridging differences between rich and poor nations
Developing nations led by China and India pledged they’d work toward an agreement that would limit their fossil fuel emissions for the first time, the biggest advance in the fight against global warming in 14 years.
The United Nations made headway at global warming talks as the European Union, Australia and Lesotho said a text sketching out a compromise between rich and poor nations on limiting greenhouse gases was a step forward.
European Union plans to impose curbs on carbon-dioxide emissions by international airlines as of 2012 drew fire from countries including China, Venezuela and Japan, marking a new stumbling block at the climate summit this week.