According to the WSJ, the recent draft declaration proposed by the United Status, European Union, and twelve other nations for the G8 summit this week set a $400 million allocation target for assisting developing countries in lowering their emissions. This target has received criticism for being too low.
Climate change afflicts many members of developing countries via crop yield reduction, water shortages, and more. Reducing emissions and aiding people in developing countries by fighting climate change are incredibly important issues. Urge Barack Obama and the nations at the 2009 G8 to increase the allocation of money toward helping developing countries that could use additional funds to support renewable energy (solar, wind) projects that could ensure low-emission futures.
Read more about the draft declaration at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124656785956688323.html.
Follow real-time analysis of the G8 Summit at http://www.g8live.org.
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