Divisions at the UN Climate talks reach Climax in Peru

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The climate change talks in Lima, Peru entered a final and crucial moment amidst division between developed and developing countries over a new climate protection deal in Paris next year.

The climate change talks in Lima, Peru entered a final and crucial moment amidst division between developed and developing countries over a new climate protection deal in Paris next year.
The only positive outcome of the negotiations is that the countries had managed to come out with a draft text on what the new climate agreement would look like.
 
But civil society activists said some developed countries were not willing to agree on further emission cuts to bring down the temperature levels.
 
The most contentious issue is that developed countries want what Countries' intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) exclusively devoted to mitigation while Least Developed Countries like Uganda want balanced inclusion of adaptation efforts in the 2015 Paris agreement and less focus on mitigation.
 
Chebet Maikut, one of Uganda's negotiators at the Conference in Liam in an interview with Uganda Radio Network said Uganda negotiating alongside the African Group and LDCs group wants balance between mitigation and adaptation.
 
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Countries' intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) are a way for countries to declare what concrete actions they'll be taking to address climate change, in the hope that these ingredients can be baked into a new international climate agreement.
 
Civil society groups and environment NGOs at the conference say the politicians at the Conference especially those  from Developed countries a major stumbling block to the talks.
 
Winnie Banyima, the Oxfam International Executive Director sai any agreement that will not have a clause on how rich countries to adapt will  be a toothless tiger in as far as helping poor countries out of poverty caused by climate-change related disasters.
 
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 that would lead to further greenhouse emission blamed for global warming.
 
 
Dr. Saleemul Huq, Climate change expert from Bangaladesh, also one of the knowledgeable persons about the UN Climate Change negotiation   process in an interview said he was not amused about what was turning out at the talks
 
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Huq also is of the view that the agreement should have a clause where rich countries can still be mandated to help with adaptation. He say poor countries are having their budgets strained or diverted to rebuild bridges, road and other infrastructure destroyed after floods, landslides.