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6 Dez 2015

Thom Mitchell, New Matilda (Australia)

Paris Climate Talks: The Question Rich Nations Don’t Want To Answer

…The industrialisation of now-rich countries has bequeathed saline, flooded and increasingly useless soils to Maina Talia…A climate activist…Talia told a…side event at the United Nations talks that “the loss of culture, heritage and land, to us, is equal to death”…[J]ust under 11,000 Tuvaluans are on life-support because of…fossil fuel industries that power developed economies…[G]overnments are pushing hard for a section in the Paris climate accord which commits countries…to help developing nations cope with climate impacts that are already occurring…G77…put forward a proposal…Yesterday the proposal made it into a significant redraft of the climate deal being negotiated in Paris…One aspiration has been rubbed out, though. Language around compensation and liability…has been watered down…“There’s clearly a strong moral case for the fossil fuel industry to pay for the cost of the damage their products are doing rather than the poor,” [Julie-Anne Richards of the Climate Justice Programme] says…[Also refers to ExxonMobil.]