Negotiators haggled on the penultimate day of UN climate talks in Geneva Thursday over how best to streamline the bloated draft of a long-awaited pact the world's nations must sign in December.
UN negotiators in Geneva offered an outline Wednesday for a global climate pact that was welcomed by observers as inclusive and unifying, though much editing lies ahead.
The `Durban Platform` is a "significant and forward" deal that will guide global efforts to address impacts of climate change, UN chief said.
India has voiced disappointment over the US contribution of just USD 1.8 billion so far as part of a USD 30 billion pledge aimed at helping the poorest countries fight global warming.
Top climate expert RK Pachauri
Wednesday said a "stronger and firmer" regime envisaging punitive
action against the defaulters awaits in a new climate treaty,
whenever it is framed.
India can’t accept a global warming treaty that would stall its drive to lift millions out of poverty, PM Singh said.
UK on Monday said that potential agreement at Copenhagen would have to go beyond Kyoto Protocol.
US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the United States and China want next month`s climate change talks in Copenhagen to culminate in a global accord that has "immediate operational effect."
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