G77 walks out from COP15 meeting

By Daniel Nielsen
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Lumumba Di-Aping, chief negotiator of the G77 bloc, has walked out of a meeting at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Di-Aping left the meeting late last night, which was chaired by Denmark, with the words "not good".

He accused COP15 host nation of trying to destroy the negotiations.

This latest controversy follows the leak of a draft negotiating text produced by Denmark in consultation with the US, the UK. The draft sets targets for all countries except the least developed countries. Technological and financial aid to the developing world would be linked to specific targets being met. Developing nations are extremely unhappy with the text and have threatened to leave the conference en masse. Di-Aping even described it as "condemning Africa to death".

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