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China, developing countries crying foul over UN climate change summit in Bonn

Source: Deutsche Welle, Date: October , 2015

The G77 group of more than 130 developing nations - including China and India - rejected a slimmed-down, draft agreement Monday that had been crafted for the five-day parlay in the former West German capital. "When you take out the issues of others, you disenfranchise them, and disempower those who suffer the most," South Africa's climate envoy Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, who chairs the G77, told the AFP news agency. At the heart of the dispute in the draft text, slashed from 80 to 20 pages by two diplomats American and Algerian tasked with guiding the process. Developing countries have complained that the revised text had left out key mechanisms agreed to previously such as financing for poorer nations and failed to hold richer developed nations to account. But US delegation leader Trigg Talley insisted the new text could work as a basis for talks.

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