It’s the poor who will pay for Copenhagen’s circus

Not that it should be a surprise. By comparison to the 21,000 Copenhagen observers,last week’s comparable World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Geneva only attracted 500 observers who were broadly committed to securing an inter-national trade deal to promote poverty-alleviating free trade.

The irony is that if there were as many people who cared about cutting poverty, the world’s poor would be better able to adapt to the consequences of climate change and there’d also be the economic resources to cut emissions and deliver a binding agreement at Copenhagen.

via It’s the poor who will pay for Copenhagen’s circus | The Australian.

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