After reaching a preliminary climate change deal at the environmental summit in Copenhagen, Denmark on Friday, Sudanese Chairman of the Group of 77 and bloc of 130 poor nations, Lumumba Stanislas Dia-ping has called the draft climate deal “the worst in history,” according to Press TV
The Sydney Morning Herald
reports that Dia-ping has hinted that he will attempt to block the climate deal.
Dia-ping further added that Denmark and the United States are attempting to take away the sovereignty and rights from the poor nations, “Today's events really represent the worst developments in climate change negotiations in history.” However, it remains to be seen if other developing nations such as India and Brazil share the same sentiment as the Sudanese official.
According to the Straits Times
, United States President Barack Obama met personally with many leaders from key nations such as China, India and South Africa to negotiate the aspects of the climate change draft.
On Saturday, the 194-nation summit will meet to discuss the deal. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change rules, the global agreement must only be approved by consensus.
Nevertheless, Dia-ping said Sudan does not agree with the consensus and argued that throughout the conference many of the important details were discussed behind closed doors and not in full sessions. The sessions were dominated by speeches from international leaders.
The Sudanese Chairman criticized the US President and said, “President Obama, acting the way he did, definitely eliminated any differences between him and the Bush presidency.”