Dienstag, 8. Dezember 2009
COP15: End of Day II - Stigmatize the Poor and Wrong Answers
Cop15 is up to a bad start:
- Today the E.U has agreed with Saudi-Arabia to include carbon capture as a subsized technology. (The highly dangerous and environmental-unfriendly technology is very controversial among scientists and rejected by environmental activists around the world, The effect on storing CO2 is both highly expensive and dangerous, natural carbon dioxide leaks can be lethal to both the environment and human beings)
- Furthermore the leaking of the so called "Danish text" (by the U.S, U.K and Danish delegation) has provoked a harsh reaction from the delegation of developing countries: The text that ought to be a basis for next week's talks states that rich countries should get more power and prerogatives over the developing world:
"The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN's role in all future climate change negotiations.
The document is also being interpreted by developing countries as setting unequal limits on per capita carbon emissions for developed and developing countries in 2050; meaning that people in rich countries would be permitted to emit nearly twice as much under the proposals.
The so-called Danish text, a secret draft agreement worked on by a group of individuals known as "the circle of commitment" – but understood to include the UK, US and Denmark – has only been shown to a handful of countries since it was finalised this week." (guardian.co.uk)