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Wanted: A global climate leader

Offence is the best defence is a common adage that is being skillfully deployed by the world’s so-called developed countries. After having ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which clearly states that “the developed country parties should take the lead in combating climate change and the adverse effects thereof”, that necessary additional financial resources would be provided to the developing countries for any initiatives that they might undertake and that there is a need to follow the “precautionary” and “common but differentiated responsibilities” principles, the developed nations are running for cover on various pretexts.

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