With the world trying to negotiate a new climate deal, some countries aren’t too happy. Some countries were happy with the old deal, Kyoto. I wonder why.
Using robust diplomatic language, environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan challenged rich countries to ratify a second commitment period of the Kyoto protocol (KP), and pay what they had promised to developing countries before trying to negotiate a new deal.
India are the world’s second biggest emitters, therefore the second biggest contributor to the fanciful climate catastrophe. It sounds a lot more like wealth redistribution than a means to combat global warming.
China too wants a piece of the pie.
Natarajan’s defence of Kyoto was backed by China. “A second commitment period is a must. Kyoto should be continued. Developed countries should honour their commitments,” said Xie Zhenhua, head of Chinese delegation at Durban.