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3 major contentions to be debated at COP21

December 11, 2015 7:25 pm

A draft text has been released in Paris as leaders enter the final round negotiations to come up with a final document tomorrow.

The 29 page document reflects the negotiations held over two weeks but disagreements still need to be sorted out by more than two hundred world leaders.

An area of contention is who between Developed and Developing countries should carry the burden to do more in fighting climate change.

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Should it be developed countries who have traditionally emitted more green house gases or developing countries which are starting to emit now?

Financing for developed countries moving to greener technology is also under contention. Who will pay for this?

Leaders in the draft are also questioning whether the climate change deal will be ambitious enough?

Tomorrow, 195 countries plus the European Union will determine the basis of a climate deal.

EU’s Head of Delegation to Fiji Andrew Jacobs told FBC News, whatever the outcome, they stand for Fiji and the Pacific.

“We’re pleased to provide support to plan and further relocation of communities away from the coastal areas which are very much threatened by rising sea waters. It’s important that the EU works to prepare people for the eventuality of having to move or having to change the way in which they live because of climate change. I really feel there’s political momentum now unprecedented this is really not being seen in meetings in the past whereas real momentum to get good and comprehensive legal agreement at the end of this discussions. It s a long process but the EU is working well with Fiji and other islands.”

Jacobs adds that grants will continue to be available particularly for adaptation and mitigation measures in the most vulnerable areas.

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