The US, UK and other rich countries are discussing a secret draft climate treaty for the UN Copenhagen climate talks. Excluded from the discussion are developing countries, who were rightly upset. The Guardian reported that the draft treaty would:
- hand effective control of
climate change finance to the World Bank;
- would abandon the Kyoto protocol –
the only legally binding treaty that the world has on emissions reductions;
- would make any money to help poor countries adapt to climate change dependent
on them taking a range of actions [forcing more privatizations so as to enrich they buyers?];
- not allow poor countries to emit more than 1.44 tonnes of carbon per
person by 2050, while allowing rich countries to emit 2.67 tonnes.
A climate treaty that does not recognize that rich counties got us into this mess and need pay more to get us to climate stability, will not be accepted by developing countries.