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No deal without finance for developing countries

20 October, 2009 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin's Climate Change spokesperson Bairbre de Brún MEP has called for substantial aid for developing countries in the crucial upcoming climate change talks in Copenhagen.

Speaking to the European Parliament de Brún stated: "The developing world has done the least to cause climate change but is set to pay the most. The EU and the developed world must support developing countries with technical and financial aid on top of and distinct from Overseas Development Aid."

"The developing countries must also play a full role in any financial mechanisms established. Technical and financial solidarity is required. The extent of this solidarity should be an important factor in judging any deal at Copenhagen.

"There is less than 50 days to go before the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Without financial aid and technology transfer we will not see the progress that we all need.” ENDS

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