Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Secretary-General hopes that the Kyoto commitment

climate summit in Durban next

The global economic crisis is no excuse for countries to delay an international fund to help countries combat the effects of climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Speaking at a conference in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, yesterday, Mr. Ban called on governments to make a concerted effort in the climate summit to come to Durban to determine the Green Climate Fund $ 100 billion, which was first adopted in Copenhagen in 2009.

"Governments must find a way - now - the mobilization of resources to 100 billion dollars a year, as promised," he said. "The fund is to be launched in Durban. An empty shell not enough. Even in these difficult times we can not delay. "

growing fear that failure to agree a new deal could see the period of the Kyoto Protocol, the elimination of binding emissions targets for many countries and spine to international markets carbon, which could be thrown into chaos when the legal basis for trade is removed.

countries such as Japan, Russia, Canada and the United States has already indicated it will support the expansion of the Kyoto agreement, but the 77 nations in China and developing said they will not tolerate the treaty and call for a second commitment period to be agreed.

Despite the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary to minimize the likelihood of a successor to the Kyoto Protocol was agreed in Durban, Ban said he thought a "compromise" is possible.

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