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Developing nations have emissions role -Indonesia

Source:  Copyright 2007, Reuters
Date:  October 24, 2007
Byline:  Adhityani Arga
Original URL: Status ONLINE

Richer nations must take the lead in reducing carbon emissions, but developing nations should also play their part depending on their circumstances, Indonesia's president said on Wednesday.

Indonesia is hosting a meeting of environment ministers and officials from about 40 nations this week ahead of a key meeting in Bali in December aimed at hammering out a new global climate deal to curb emissions after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012.

"It is only logical that developed countries should continue to take the lead in significantly reducing carbon emission," President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said at the opening of the meeting in the presidential palace in Bogor, an hour's drive south of the capital, Jakarta.

There have been tensions between developed and poorer industrialising nations over who should bear the burden for cutting emissions, which is seen by many scientists as vital to slow global warming and ...

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