Wednesday, March 10, 2010
China Chastizes US For Not Doing Enough About Climate Change
At last year's Copenhagen climate conference, many developed countries had hoped the Kyoto Protocol, which only requires emissions cuts of rich countries, would be replaced with an accord that also makes demands on developing nations.
Instead, the U.S., EU, Brazil, South Africa, India and China brokered a deal requiring poor countries to propose voluntary actions. Rich countries also vowed to provide $30 billion in emergency climate aid to poor nations in the next three years, and set a goal of eventually channeling $100 billion a year to them by 2020.
Xie said China hoped developed countries would be able to work out the sizes of their own contributions to emergency climate aid by the end of the year.