China, Russia, G-77 Fight Globalization at UN Security Council 'Climate Change' Meeting

19 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>China, Russia, G-77 Fight Globalization at UN Security Council 'Climate Change' Meeting</h1><p>April 18 (EIRNS)--China, Russia, and numerous other nations strongly opposed the British effort to have the UN Security Council take up the global warming hoax yesterday.</p><p>Liu Zhen Min, the Chinese vice-ambassador to the UN, "reacted sharply" to British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett's proposal, saying: "The developing countries believe that the Security Council lacks expertise in handling climate change and is not the right place to take decisions with extensive participation necessary leading to widely acceptable proposals."</p><p>"In our view, the discussions at this meeting should be regarded as an exception giving rise to neither outcome documents nor follow-up actions."</p><p>Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin appealed to the Security Council "to avoid panicking and overdramatizing the situation, and said that the issue should be discussed in the appropriate international forums, and that the Security Council should deal with questions only "that relate directly to its mandate."</p><p>Many speakers endorsed the statement of the Group of 77 which warned of "the ever-increasing encroachment by the Security Council on the roles and responsibilities of other principal organs of the United Nations," which it called "a distortion of the principles and purposes of the [United Nations] charter." And a number of the representatives of developing countries stressed that the issues of climate change and the environment cannot be considered separately from the question of the necessity of economic development -- as, they said, had been the case with the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.</p></div></body>