Developing, developed countries clash at Copenhagen conference

Updated On: Dec 10, 2009

AFP reports that a major rift has surfaced at the ongoing climate change negotiations in Copenhagen. An early draft text proposed by Denmark infuriated developing countries, including China and India. China accused developed nations of shirking their responsibilities to address climate change.

Chinese envoy Yu Qingtai accused rich countries of a "lack of sincerity" in meeting climate targets.

US envoy Todd Stern defended Obama's climate policy, without openly criticizing China's policy.

Source: AFP (hosted by Yahoo! News), "Developing nations clash over climate targets," December 10, 2009.

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