No. 256: Climate agreement and developing countries
The developing countries should be in focus of the debate on a new climate agreement. In order for the climate summit in Copenhagen 2009, the so-called COP 15, to be a success it is imperative to include the needs for development of the poor countries, which may mean that they will increase their CO2 emission.
It is also imperative to deal with the catastrophic mistrust prevailing between the countries in the north and the south. It is important that the developing countries will not end up paying the price for the present climate problems. In the long run, it will be worthwhile to prevent climate disasters in the poor countries.
Denmark has a unique opportunity to influence on securing the rights of the indigenous peoples in a new climate agreement.
The newsletter is based on the hearing on Climate Changes and Developing Countries that took place 13th November 2008. The hearing was organised by the Danish Board of Technology for the Danish Parliaments Committee for Environment and Planning and the Committee for Foreign Affairs.
Last update: 16-01-2009