Big Rift in the G-77: Sour Sudan
There is a big rift that has opened up in the G-77 group of developing countries according to the Lumumba Stanislaus-Kaw Di-Aping, is a Sudanese diplomat, who is the chief negotiator for the G77 group of developing nations.
However, on being pressed whether he was speaking for the G-77, he said "no." When I asked him if everything he said was just the position of Sudan, he said, "every I have said is a personal statement."
Lumumba, who has been outlandish the whole two weeks called today's Copenhagen Accord "the worst development in climate change history." He had many well-worn objections, but could not explain why key G-77 members, including China and India did choose to put their names to the accord. When I asked him if the deal is bad why did China and India agree to it, he said, derisively, "go ask them."
Lumumba, also suggested, through I think erroneusly, that the Copenhagen Accord, which allows countries to sign up to anytime in the future is annuled if any countries chose not to sign up. I checked with the Washington Post, who is here, and they didn't think it washed either.
We are still waiting for the EU conference and crucially the main plenary where all countries will be represented.