Poor countries could be paid to go nuclear

时间:2019-03-08 06:02:05166网络整理admin

THE prospect of paying poor countries to build nuclear power stations is back in view. Draft text under negotiation at climate-change talks in Bonn, Germany, includes an option to make nuclear facilities eligible for funding under two schemes meant to help poorer countries develop low-carbon technologies: the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation. Nuclear power was excluded from these schemes in the Kyoto protocol in 2001, after opposition from both European and some developing countries. Climate-change experts are cautious. Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in Manchester, UK,