C&EN @ COP21 – Paris Climate Change Conference – 2015, November 30 to December 11

Quotes of the Day, Dec. 2, 2015

Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko Photo by IISD/ENB

Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko
Photo by IISD/ENB

“Developed countries are obliged to provide financial resources, including technology transfer and capacity building to all developing countries…. It is neither ‘aid’ nor ‘charity,’ nor is it the same as development assistance. Finance support from developed countries relates to the impacts of historical emissions, which will only get worse with time for developing countries.”

South African Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, speaking on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, a bloc of some 120 developing countries.

 

Todd Stern Credit: U.S. State Department

Todd Stern
Credit: U.S. State Department

“That is an extraordinary number, way beyond what I think anyone could have imagined a year ago.”

Todd Stern, U.S. special envoy for climate change, about the more than 180 national pledges made so far to control greenhouse gas emissions.

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