Bolivia opposes climate summit compromise
Dec 11, 2010, 2:37 GMT
Cancun, Mexico - Bolivia said it opposed a compromise agreement offered Friday at the UN climate change summit and called for more talks, deriding the deal as a concession to the United States.
Bolivia's opposition could potentially block a final agreement at the summit in Cancun, Mexico, as the text requires the unanimous approval of all 194 governments that are part of the UN talks.
Pablo Solon, the head of Bolivia's delegation, said the drafters of a draft compromise proposed earlier Friday 'did not listen to the different positions of the parties.'
'The United States has had a large influence in this text,' he told reporters. 'It is basically the text that the United States suggested in Copenhagen, but which was presented today in a much more elaborated manner.'
The UN summit in Copenhagen last December yielded no agreement among all the UN's members, instead resulting in the Copenhagen Accord that was largely brokered between the United States and China.
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