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Leaked EU Memo: Block Measures to Curb Global Trade & Tech Profits at COP21 Conference

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The EU has been caught trying to undermine any meaningful outcome from the UN climate talks in Paris by instructing its representatives to block discussion of two key mechanisms that could help combat the effects of global warming: the introduction of measures to curb the negative environmental impacts of global trade, and the transfer of technology to help poorer countries in their fight against climate change.  As the COP21 negotiations enter their final week, a leaked internal EU document published Monday reveals that European governments have instructed their representatives to block any discussion of measures to combat climate change that might be a “restriction on international trade”.

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Natylie Baldwin is co-author of Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated, available from Tayen Lane Publishing. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various publications including Sun Monthly, Dissident Voice, (more...)
 

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