MEF takes over UNFCCC
According to „intelligence“ (yes, they call it so!), the Major Economies Forum, hosted by Barack Obama, is becoming a rivalry event to the UNFCCC-process in which every country – independent of its GDP – has one vote. Obama said he wants a new version of the MEF after Pres. Bush tried to act against the UN with this tool. The G77+China has teh internal agreement, that no deal wil be striked outside the Convention process. Nevertheless, if USA and China have a deal and „present“ it to the UNFCCC, this is like pointing a pistol to developing countries breast. How can you say no if those two rivals have an agreement?
Supposedly, Todd Stern, Obamas CLimate negotiator in Bonn, already flew to China. We are asking ourself here: are we just puppets and the main powers do it behind closed doors?
The MEF consists of teh G20 minus three developing countries, so the 17 biggest nations/emitters meet there.