America and other industrialised countries are being warned they could prompt the collapse of next week’s Durban climate talks if they to try to escape their commitments to a $100bn climate aid fund.
The fund was supposed to be operating by 2013, but industrialised countries are accused of using the financial crisis and other differences over the fund as a pretext to avoid paying up.
“There is a crisis looming on the horizon and many countries in different areas of the world are, let’s say, less ambitious in how they can support the fight against climate change,” Brazil’s climate negotiator, Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, told the Guardian.
“Some countries fear that due to the crisis some countries will rethink at least the rhythm of their contribution.”
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