G-77 Plus China Rejects Durban’s Decisions

Durban, South Africa, Dec 9. – The G-77 plus China rejected on Friday the decisions of the 17th Climate Change Conference for lacking the complaints of under-developed countries on the Kyoto Protocol.

Diplomatic sources told Prensa Latina that the group demanded that a new document is presented given that the one proposed does not include a second period of commitments of the Kyoto Protocol, a key issue in the negotiations in matters of mitigation of Greenhouse gases.

The document, championed by industrialized countries, is part of a package of decisions channeled by the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention.

The sessions of the conference remain at a standstill, while blocs of countries unify criteria and discuss alternatives to respond the possible decisions of the highest authorities.

During these two weeks, the G-77 plus China insisted on the need to have a second period of commitments of the Kyoto Protocol given that the first period ends in 2012.

Coinciding with the G-77 plus China rejection to the document of the Conference, groups of demonstrators gathered inside the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Durban protesting the course of the conference that should save the planet from global warming.(Prensa Latina)