The ‘climate deal’ on the table in Copenhagen today is a triumph of spin over substance says Oxfam International. The deal – which has been announced by the US, India, China and South Africa - has not been endorsed by the EU and many other countries.
The deal provides no confidence that catastrophic climate change will be averted or that poor countries will be given the money they need to adapt as temperatures rise. Leaders have also put off agreeing a legally binding deal until the end of 2010.
Oxfam said the agreement must be endorsed by all countries and demanded that it be a floor not a ceiling on action.
Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director of Oxfam International: