The bears would agree: As developing countries and the industrialized world haggle over a course of action, polar bears see their frozen world shrinking.
The developing world seems to get it: In the first climate change conference since Copenhagen, leaders from the Global South have said the need for a new worldwide climate change agreement is “greater than ever.”
The industrialized world has been historically underwhelmed by the idea of cutting emissions, largely due to its suspicious claim that reducing the capacity to pump out pollutants would ruin its economies ... especially at a time of crisis. —JCL
The need for a new global climate deal is “greater than ever”, according to developing country delegates speaking at the opening of UN climate talks.
Blocs representing the poorest nations called for intensive talks during the year, leading to agreement on a legally binding treaty in December.
The EU backed the call, re-stating that the conclusion of December’s Copenhagen summit had not met its ambitions.
But other industrialised countries do not appear so keen for a new treaty.