Climate change: 182 million potential deaths in Africa

As new negotiations open at the UN for post-Kyoto, a Christian Aid report estimates that 182 million people could die in Africa by 2100 from direct causes of climate change.

This week, 190 nations will be represented, from Monday 15 May in Bonn as part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for further negotiations on the climate issue.

The summit will be chaired by Canadian Environment Minister Rona Ambrose. Last week, it suffered the wrath of Canadian ecologists calling in particular for his resignation, because the Canadian Conservative government (led by Stephan Harper) decided to no longer comply with the Kyoto Protocol in its entirety.

Developing countries will certainly ask rich countries to create the momentum so as not to pay the economic price for these environmental strategies first. "Developing countries expect industrialized countries to play a real leadership role in efforts to limit emissions, before they themselves agree to binding targets," said Richard Kinley, acting secretary of the country. United Nations Framework Convention. One of the arguments put forward by these countries is that global warming has been mainly caused by the lifestyle of northern countries. Indeed, a Westerner consumes 11 times more energy than an inhabitant of countries of the South. Half of CO2 emissions are produced by northern countries (24% of the world total for the United States, 10% for the euro zone).

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