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By Pedro Widmar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - With the conclusion of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Changes’ (UNFCCC) Congress of Parties, or COP15 as its more commonly known, has come strong criticism of the shortage of any real development in negotiations and legally binding commitment to change.

Among the many weaknesses seen at the congress was the lack of consensus inside the unofficial power-sharing block of developing economies, the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China). While Brazil and Russia have launched severe criticism of COP15’s lack of commitment to real change, China has proposed unbinding unilateral . . .

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