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G77 accuse Merkel of blocking climate strides

DDP/The Local · 14 Dec 2009, 08:04

Published: 14 Dec 2009 08:04 GMT+01:00

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Sudan’s Lumumba di-Aping, spokesperson for the so-called G77 coalition of developing nations, told daily Frankfurter Rundschau that the European Union’s contribution €2.4 billion per year was far too little.

“Mrs Merkel has two faces,” he said. “At home she is a great ecologist, but when it comes to money for climate change, she hits the brakes.”

Between €300 and €500 billion per year is needed to stop climate change, di-Aping said.

“The EU is throwing us bread crumbs,” he said, adding that Europe and the United State “spend far more money for the military than climate change” and financial crisis bail-outs.

Di-Aping also said that the current goals for emissions reductions are insufficient. In order to prevent the “death of Africa” through a significant temperature increase, industrial nations must reduce their emission by 65 percent from their 1990 levels by 2020, he said. Failing to do so would mean a 3.75 degree Celsius temperature increase on the continent.

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Your comments about this article

09:57 December 14, 2009 by Helligånds
Germany has more issues that also billing out billions of money not only this climate change.Demanding the germans to flash more money something to be ashamed of.
10:42 December 14, 2009 by DavidtheNorseman
As if the Sudan would spend any aid money on anything but weapons and plumbing for the leaders' palaces......
20:30 December 14, 2009 by Henckel
Since the leaked e-mails show that climate change is just so much dreck, it's obvious that the whole climate change issue is a massive confidence game.
23:52 December 14, 2009 by Edmond Schindler
"it's obvious that the whole climate change issue is a massive confidence game. "

Not that I am educated on the topic but I have had enough of the whining 3rd world demanding that their beggars cup be overflowing with the fruits of our sweat and blood.

@Henckel - I like the way you coined the fiasco.
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