Indonesia – the host country for the UN climate talks – has hit out at developed countries for presenting “empty propaganda” during the talks and stalling proposals to pay to protect the world’s forests.
The head of the Indonesian delegation, Emil Salim, launched the attack on the same day Indonesia released a proposal to reduce its emissions from forestry, which account for about 8% of the world’s greenhouse emissions.
“When it comes to the negotiating table here in Bali, they only come with promises,” Mr Salim said. “When it comes to the negotiating table here in Bali, developed countries are stingy. “Where are you?” Mr Salim asked of Australia, the United States and Britain.
The delegations are probably in the bar overlooking the beach…