New commitments from poorer countries to stem climate change

23 March, 2011 by (comments)

An impressive dossier of pledges from developing nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions has just been released by the United Nations, Bloomsberg Businessweek reports.

The proposals include Mongolia embracing solar power, Costa Rica becoming carbon neutral, and the Central Africa Republic expanding its forests. They follow on from the agreements reached at the 2010 Cancun climate conference (COP16), and in many cases trump the commitments of industrial countries to curtail climate change.

Funding for many of the pledges will come from the Green Climate Fund, an initiative also established at COP16 for helping developing countries with adaptation and mitigation costs.

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