Bali conference keeps on keepin’ on
The news from Bali:
- Teeny-tiny island nations pleaded with delegates for protection and compensation for the impacts of rising seas and other climatic consequences.
- United Nations climate chief Yvo de Boer expressed hope that delegates would make operational the Adaptation Fund, a woefully underfunded um, fund for helping developing countries adapt to climate change.
- Delegates set up a working group to establish a calendar for negotiations and to study ways to transfer clean technologies to developing nations.
- German newspaper Der Spiegel is reporting that the U.S. is discreetly in talks with China and India to derail any binding agreement for emissions cuts.
- The E.U. delegation urged developed countries to slash greenhouse-gas emissions 30 percent by 2020.
- Indonesia’s Barnabas Suebu, who was named an environmental hero by Time, spoke at a Greenpeace-organized event on how to stop forest destruction.
- Eighteen Indonesian youth were detained on suspicion of trying to create an uproar.