Mugabe lashes out at ‘miserly’ West

via Mugabe lashes out at ‘miserly’ West – NewsDay Zimbabwe December 1, 2015

President Robert Mugabe yesterday lashed out at “miserly” developed nations at the United Nations climate summit in Paris, France, accusing them of trying to shift the burden for curbing carbon emissions onto poor countries.

The elderly firebrand, who has a notoriously sour relationship with the West, said the developed nations were historically responsible for the “precarious climate environment we currently live in”.

“It is unconscionable that not only are developed countries miserly in providing the means” for developing countries, “but also want inordinately to burden us with cleaning up the mess they themselves have created”, he told the gathering.

Mugabe was among 150-plus Heads of State and government attending the opening one-day summit of a two-week conference tasked with crafting the first-ever truly universal climate pact.

A key disagreement between rich and developing nations at the talks revolves around who should be doing what to curb climate-altering emissions from burning fossil fuels, and who should pay.

Mugabe said African countries were not to blame for climate change and had more at risk, as they did not have the money for shoring up defences against impacts such as droughts and rising seas.

“We cannot and we will not assume more obligations,” he said.

“Doing so will dent our development aspirations, and in particular our efforts to eradicate poverty.” -online


  • comment-avatar
    Chidumbu 7 years ago

    so the old geriatric managed to stay awake long enough to go shopping

  • comment-avatar
    Sir Kas 7 years ago

    ” is this betrayal of the nation and all fallen heroes that our president giveaway our freedom to his wife? Zimbabweans must wake up and vote for transformation. The Zanu Pf has been ton to leaves because of conspiracy and selfishness. Enough of white system filling that Ian smith left our black administrators in politics to enherit