COP16 Japan Defiant At Cancun
Posted by Tory Aardvark
At the begining of this week there were problems regarding the Kyotot Protocol and the so called rich nations and the developing world.
Even the most die hard environmentalist is expecting nothing to emerge from Cancun, but what is looking increasingly likely is that COP16 will be the last ever synod of the Church of Climatology.
Japan is adamant on refusing to sign up to Kyoto II and the develpoing countries are standing firm:
A senior Japanese negotiator today said that it had come under intense diplomatic pressure to soften its stance at the UN climate talks in Cancún and admitted that it was causing a “big problem” for the negotiations.
But he repeated the country’s position that it would not compromise on its refusal to sign up to a second commitment period of the Kyoto protocol – the international treaty that legally binds rich countries to cut emissions.
In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Akira Yamada, ambassador for civil society in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the issue was a red line. “We are not moving. This is a fact. Many people have had the illusion that Japan might change its position. Well, we are sorry, but we are not going to. There is 0% possibility.”
That sounds the death knell for this phase of the wealth redistribution scheme.
The UK energy and climate change secretary, Chris Huhne, will tell the plenary meeting: “With just two days to go, we’re reaching a crunch point. Let me be clear: a car crash of a summit is in no one’s interest. The answer has to be compromise. We cannot do everything here. But we can make progress on mitigation, deforestation, adaptation, finance, reporting and more. And restore momentum to the global process. Concrete steps to the treaty we want.”
He added that the Kyoto protocol was “vital” to the success of the negotiations. “But Kyoto alone is not enough to protect us from a temperature rise of more than 2C. “Along with the EU, we want a second commitment period as part of a wider outcome engaging all major economies, and as long as concerns around environmental integrity are met.”
Chicken Little bleating on about Climate Religion and linking his ludicrious policies to that other Lib Dem holy grail, the EU.
What a combination Huhne and the EU, which is one combination that is guaranteed to undermine energy security and sentence many on low incomes and the elderly to energy poverty.
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Posted on December 9, 2010, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Cancun COP16, COP16, Green Lies, IPCC, Social Engineering, Wealth Redistribution and tagged Anthropogenic Global Warming, Chris Huhne The Wind God, COP16, Japan, Kyoto Protocol. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.