"African Leaders' Climate Message Unheard At Home"

"Africa contributes the least to global warming, but stands to suffer the most. That is the case African leaders are making at U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen, where they walked out of negotiations to make sure their point is heard. They are seeking a higher reduction in emissions by the industrialized world and more financial compensation.

But while the politics of climate change has galvanized the continent's leadership, daily survival remains the focus of many Africans."

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports for NPR's All Things Considered December 15, 2009.

See Also:

"'Death of Kyoto Would Be Death Of Africa': AU" (AFP)

"Tutu Urges Leaders To Agree Climate Deal" (CNN International)

"Africa Proposes Rescue Plan for Climate Deal" (Nairobi Daily Nation)

Source: NPR, 12/16/2009