Activists walk out of UN climate talks
Thursday, November 21, 2013
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Activists walked out of U.N. climate talks the day before they end, saying two weeks of negotiations have brought no results.
Wearing “polluters talk, we walk” T-shirts, hundreds of activists walked out on Thursday from Warsaw’s National Stadium, the venue for the meeting.
In a statement, the protesters said the Warsaw talks of more than 190 nations were “on track to deliver virtually nothing” while the “actions of many rich countries …are directly undermining” the U.N. climate efforts.
No deal is expected at talks, which are meant to lay the foundation for a new agreement on greenhouse gas emission cuts in 2015.
Rich and poor nations are struggling with a yawning rift over developing countries’ efforts to make developed countries accept responsibility for global warming.
Susann Scherbarth, from the Friends of the Earth Europe, says the walkout was held “out of frustration and disappointment.”
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