In The Field

AU Summit: climate change, but not as we know it

Earlier this morning, UK government adviser Nicholas Stern led a debate on climate change in which he hinted strongly that rich countries ought to pay to resolve a crisis that they helped to cause. This goes further than the official UK government line, but was a wise move on the part of Stern.

Several speakers responded by repeating the point that while Africa contributes least to human-induced global warming, it will suffer most from the effects of climate change. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda summed up the mood among many in the hall: “In causing global warming [developed] countries are committing aggression against us.”

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