Activists accuse Arab states over climate change at UN

By REUTERS
December 5, 2012 20:06

 
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DOHA - Arab nations have failed to use UN talks on climate change to put forward any meaningful measures on tackling the problem in their own countries, delegates and environmental activists said on Wednesday.

Delegates from 200 nations have gathered in Qatar for two-week talks to try to agree a symbolic extension of the UN Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that obliges about 35 developed nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

But any hope that the location of the talks might spur countries in the region to unveil new ambitious climate change measures had so far come to nothing, delegates said.

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