Two particular disagreements have been a feature during the first week of Copenhagen.
- The developed and the developing world have been disagreeing over how much financial and technical assistance poorer countries should receive from wealthier ones.
- And now some EU countries seem less than enthused at matching (even proportionately) Britain and France’s financial commitments.
For good measure, the Chinese and Americans have also been exchanging advice on the level of each other’s commitments.
That the cost of tackling climate change is going to be enormous isn’t being debated so fiercely (at Copenhagen at least), but who should meet that cost is. We’ll pick up that discussion today.
I’m particularly interested to hear if you’d like your country to make or less of a commitment than it’s current stated position.