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Bolivia: Cancun Deal is Hollow and False – Its Cost Will Be Measured in Human Lives
Plurinational State of Bolivia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Dec 2010
A so-called victory for multilateralism is really a victory for the rich nations who bullied and cajoled other nations into accepting a deal on their terms. The richest nations offered us nothing new in terms of emission reductions or financing, and instead sought at every stage to backtrack on existing commitments, and include every loophole possible to reduce their obligation to act. While developing nations – those that face the worst consequences of climate change – pleaded for ambition, we were instead offered the “realism” of empty gestures. Proposals by powerful countries like the US were sacrosanct, while ours were disposable.→ read full article