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Saudi Arabia has led a quiet campaign during these and other negotiations — demanding behind closed doors that oil-producing nations get special financial assistance if a new climate pact calls for substantial reductions in the use of fossil fuels.Unglaublich, was Gier aus Menschen machen kann.
That campaign comes despite an International Energy Agency report released this week showing that OPEC revenues would still increase $23 trillion between 2008 and 2030 — a fourfold increase compared to the period from 1985 to 2007 — if countries agree to significantly slash emissions and thereby cut their use of oil. That is the limit most countries agree is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
"We are among the economically vulnerable countries," Al Sabban told The Associated Press on the sidelines of the talks ahead of negotiations in Copenhagen in December for a treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.Das muss man sich mal auf der Zunge zergehen lassen! Unfaßbar.
"This is very serious for us," he continued. "We are in the process of diversifying our economy but this will take a long time. We don't have too many resources."
Al Sabban accused Western nations of pursuing an agenda against oil producers, under the guise of protecting the planet.Ja, genau, das ist alles eine Verschwörung gegen die OPEC!1!! Dieses ganze Gerede von der Rettung des Planeten, das ist alles erstunken und erlogen, niemand würde je etwas tun, um die Erde zu retten, das muss eine (wahrscheinlich von Israel geführte!1!!) Verschwörung gegen die Araber sein. Unfaßbar. Dass die überhaupt die Stirn haben, sich mit so einer lächerlichen Position auf diesen Verhandlungen zu zeigen, … (Danke, Uwe)
"Many politicians in the Western world think these climate change negotiations and the new agreement will provide them with a golden opportunity to reduce their dependence on imported oil," Al Sabban said. "That means you will transfer the burden to developing countries, especially to those highly dependent on the exploitation of oil."