Developing countries protest draft texts

2009-12-17 08:50 BJT

Special Report: UN climate change conference in Copenhagen |


Denmark's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, has opened the 10th day of proceedings at the UN Climate Change Conference with disputes leaving several major issues unresolved.

China, India, and Brazil are protesting the gathering's latest draft texts. The Danish presidency put forward the documents without consulting other parties at the summit on Wednesday.

China's representative in Copenhagen is warning that the conference presidency's move could very much endanger the goal of a successful outcome.

Su Wei, Chinese Delegate, said, "We all came here with very strong determination to make Copenhagen a success but, in order to achieve that, we need to have a very just, a very just, process. That is very important."

India, Brazil, and some other developing nations are also protesting the newest draft text versions.

Chinese Vice Chairman Minister for National Development and Reform Commission and head of the Chinese Delegation Xie Zhenhua (L) and Chinese Director General of the Department of the Climate Change, National Development and Reform Comission Su Wei (R) attend the welcoming ceremony of the high level segment at the Bella center of Copenhagen.(AFP/Attila Kisbenedek)
Chinese Vice Chairman Minister for National Development and Reform
Commission and head of the Chinese Delegation Xie Zhenhua (L) and
Chinese Director General of the Department of the Climate Change,
National Development and Reform Comission Su Wei (R) attend the
welcoming ceremony of the high level segment at the Bella center
of Copenhagen.(AFP/Attila Kisbenedek)