Climate: emerging nations ask for commitments to be honored

Climate: emerging nations ask for commitments to be honored

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China, Brazil, India and South Africa are asking the world's most advanced economies to honor their COP21 commitments, amid the G7 Energy meeting's failure to result in a joint declaration due to heel-dragging by the USA

Emerging nations are asking the world’s most advanced economies to honor their climate commitments. A joint declaration on the matter was signed by representatives of the governments of China, Brazil, India and South Africa during a summit in Beijing. In the declaration, the undersigning countries invite industrialized nations to honor financial commitments taken on during the COP21 climate conference, held in Paris in 2015 in order to help developing nations fight climate change. The document also expresses the signers’ firm resolve to support the global effort against global warming. The appeal comes on the tails of the G7 Energy conference’s failure to yield a coordinated stance by the world’s richest nations, thwarted by the US government, which has requested more time to review its own climate policy.