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BASIC urges emissions reduction from developed nations 

09-22-2012 08:07 BJT

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Brazil, South Africa, India and China have urged developed countries to adopt more ambitious emissions reduction goals.

The four countries form the bloc known as BASIC. On Friday, representatives from each country ended a two-day meeting in Brasilia. They discussed a common position ahead of November’s UN climate change conference in Doha.

They say developed nations must assume emission reduction commitments in line with the 1997 Kyoto Protocol something the United States has so far refused to do. Chinese climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua says the reduction by developed countries has not been enough, and their targets should be raised.

Xie Zhenhua, Vice Chairman of China's NDRC, said, "Regarding the reduction of carbon emissions, we believe that the commitment taken by each developed country should go up by 30 percent. The emission reduction by developed countries has not been enough. In 2012 we should discuss new levels of reduction for developed countries."



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