Delegates from over 190 countries at the Paris UN Climate Conference are expected to present a draft final deal on how to curb global warming in a few hours as the crunch talks draw to a close.
"We need to hold strong on [the] fair share [approach]," Friends of the Earth International's Climate Justice and Energy Co-coordinator Dipti Bhatnagar said.
The activist explained that developed countries had caused the climate crisis and global warming. "And yes – they need to do everything, take the first steps to keep the temperatures below 1.5 degrees and it must come with a fair share approach," she noted.
She complained that delegations were less outspoken about the so-called equity trading, a practice which allows emissions trade-offs and could help mitigate the effects of global warming.
UN-backed climate talks aimed at reaching a binding long-term deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions entered their second and last week on Monday. Last Saturday, delegates at the talks produced a 20-page draft agreement. A final deal is expected by Friday.