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Cuba considers the rich countries’ plot regarding Kyoto Protocol hinders the negotiations of the Summit on Climate Change to end on Friday in Copenhagen.

Pedro Luis Pedroso, Deputy Director of the Office of Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, told Prensa Latina that the idea of working on one of the two directions of the issue seeks to be tolerant with the United States and relegate the text of Kyoto.

"The negotiation is in a very complicated situation due to the developed countries since Washington is against a second period of commitments of reducing emissions under the Kyoto protocol", he explained.

They are trying to end it and want to establish a unique binding legal agreement according to which they can set commitments for industrialized nations and also for the rest, so in this way they place everybody under the same standards.

The diplomat told Prensa Latina that it is very hard to anticipate the final projection of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations (COP15) on global warming, four days before it concludes.

The G77 stance after the proposal of the African group was very firm and counted on the support of Cuba, Venezuela and the group of the so-called less developed nations.

The members of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA) issued a Declaration at the ALBA Summit that ended on Monday in this capital, where they savaged the attitude of the most powerful states regarding the climatic crisis.

They ratified that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol represent the ruling binding legal regime that regulate the response and the international cooperation to confront climate change.

Source: Prensa Latina

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