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Poor countries pledge to help curb climate change

Poor countries pledge to help curb climate change

The United Nations is compiling pledges by developing countries to fight climate change, from Mongolia's plan to set up solar power stations in the Gobi Desert to promises by the Central African Republic to cover a quarter of its territory with forests.
The pledges are voluntary, and many nations made them conditional of financial and technical help from the industrial world.
But the list _ released Monday _ helps satisfy demands by wealthy countries, which are obliged to cut carbon emissions under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, that all countries help fight global warming.
Last December rich countries approved plans for a Green Fund to administer billions of dollars for developing nations, but further action to define the fund has been delayed.


Updated : 2021-05-18 11:02 GMT+08:00