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    Climate Change Deal Should Use Fair Share Approach – Environmentalists

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    Friends of the Earth International's Climate Justice and Energy Co-coordinator Dipti Bhatnagar said that developed countries had caused the climate crisis and global warming.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — Nations, particularly developed ones, should commit to shouldering their fair share of the burden associated with climate change in the final Paris climate talks deal due in two days, the Friends of the Earth International environmental group said Wednesday.

    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.

    Bhatnagar praised negotiators for speaking about a goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius, down from the initial 2 degrees, which small island nations say is not enough to prevent the sea level from rising.

    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.

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