Poorer Nations Say They're Ignored at Climate Talks

The world's developing nations complained Tuesday that their fears about global warming were being sidelined at international climate change talks.

Published: 21-Nov-2000

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The world's developing nations complained Tuesday that their fears about global warming were being sidelined at international climate change talks.

A United Nations-backed conference in the Netherlands has been dominated by squabbling between wealthy nations over how to combat the threat of global warming, which scientists warn could radically alter weather patterns causing more storms, hurricanes, droughts and disease.

Nigerian Environment Minister Sani Zangon Daura told delegates the conference had failed to address poorer countries' concerns -- the need for help in developing cleaner technologies and coping with floods and droughts caused by climate change.

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