Sumary of Gordon Brown says China must pay into climate fund for poor countries:
- Many of those countries now have high greenhouse gas emissions and GDP, but under the still unchanged 1992 definitions, China and similar countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Russia are regarded as recipients of rather than donors to any fund.
- Those payments must be made urgently, as poor countries face dramatically escalating impacts from extreme weather, and must be reached through a burden-sharing formula that would include formerly developing countries such as China as donors, according to Brown.
- China must pay into a new fund for poor countries stricken by climate-driven disaster on the basis of its high greenhouse gas emissions and gigantic economy, the former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has said.
- Brown wrote in Saturday Guardian that poor countries must be entitled to payments from the rich based on the latter historic greenhouse gas emissions, rather than relying on a begging bowl.