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French organization: Voice of Underdeveloped on Climate Can't Be Stifled

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The right of saying for less developed countries on climate issue could not be stifled any longer at the Copenhagen conference, France ATTAC, an activist organization demanding better globalization, said on Thursday.

During the Copenhagen climate conference, the dialogues between the industrial countries and "the South nations" are "voiceless," the association said in a statement on its website.

Originated from transaction tax defender in 1998, the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transaction for the Aid of Citizens (ATTAC) now campaigns for wide range issues related to globalization.

It said in the statement that the rich countries were going to shake off the Kyoto protocol that constrains their historical responsibility, while the poorest states were already suffering from the consequence of climate change.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon underlined Wednesday the significance and urgency of the fight against global warming and promised to push the developed countries to provide annual financing of US$10 billion over the next three years to scale up adaptation efforts, and to assist developing countries in clean energy growth.

More than 15,000 participants, including delegates from more than 190 countries, are attending the December 7-18 climate talks in Copenhagen. At the 12-day meeting, they are expected to discuss strategies to continue reducing emissions after the 1997 Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012.

(Xinhua News Agency December 11, 2009)


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