European Union Members Clash over Global Climate Funding

BRUSSELS, Oct. 30 (UPI) — Old and new European Union members clashed over a final position to take at the global climate talks in Denmark next month, EU officials said Friday.

Poland and other Eastern states warned during their preliminary session in Brussels that if they can’t reach an agreement, they may go to the Copenhagen meeting with their own proposals different than the rest of the union.

A major detail is how to decide how much money each country will offer developing nations to help them adapt to the effects of climate change and mitigate their carbon emissions.

The division is over what criterion to use for sharing the financial burden, the wealth of a nation or how much it pollutes.

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