Bonn, Germany — The first day of the climate negotiations in Bonn saw much frustrations from different countries on the draft negotiating text done by the co-chairs of the negotiations. The draft is supposed to be based on the past negotiations but saw nothing of those reflected in the current text.
“The text went too far in eliminating options. What was discussed in September was not accurately reflected in this text. Whatever outcome of this negotiations would be, it should reflect what was already talked about last September,” Antigua and Barbuda said.
The G77, Alliance of Small Island States, and Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) negotiating blocks also made a strong statement against the current text.
“The text is imbalanced and lopsided,” says South Africa who speaks for G77 plus China.
“It disadvantages and excludes the large part of the world,” adds Malaysia, who speaks for LMDC negotiating block.
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