21 Sep 2007

Indonesia, PNG part of coalition to fight climate change

6:35 am on 21 September 2007

Indonesia and Papua New Guinea are reported to be among a coalition of 11 developing countries with tropical forests about to join efforts to fight climate change.

The Jakarta Post reports that the other countries are Brazil, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea and Peru.

Indonesia says the coalition will press wealthy nations to pour money into offsetting the impacts of global warming.

Indonesia's State Minister for the Environment says the coalition will be officially launched next April