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28 Aug 2009 description

Michael Logan, dpa

Nairobi_(dpa) _ African leaders are due to meet in Libya early next week to consider a proposal demanding an annual 67 billion dollars from developed nations to mitigate the effects of climate change on the continent.

The draft proposal - which also calls for major polluters to cut emissions by 40 per cent from 1990 levels before 2020 - will raise a few eyebrows if it is tabled at December's United Nations climate change talks in Copenhagen.

But Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, believes Africa is justified in demanding such …