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G77 Countries walk out of climate negotiations on loss and damage - Oxfam comment
Commenting on the decision by developing countries to walk out of negotiations on loss and damage in the early hours of this morning at the UN COP19 climate talks, Tim Gore, Oxfam's climate spokesperson said:
“Loss and damage, the support poor countries need where there is no hope of adaptation, is vital. It is the last resort of poor countries which have seen little progress on emissions reductions and finance.
“The decision to walk out highlights the level of exasperation there is with rich countries at these talks - particularly the Australian delegation which has blocked every attempt of progress and turns up to negotiations in t shirts.
“The question now is how Ministers will stop the rot spreading elsewhere.”
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