Poor countries appeal for help in fighting climate change
As nearly 190 countries gathered on Indonesia's resort island of Bali to try and hammer out a roadmap for creating a fresh pact to combat global warming, poor countries said any new deal must give them more money.
"Financially we do not have enough to adapt to the impact," said Thy Sum, a conference delegate from Cambodia's Climate Change Office.
"We need to call on the rich countries to provide meaningful financial and technical support to cope with climate change."
A landmark paper by the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said earlier this year that while industrialised countries are largely to blame for global warming, least developed nations will suffer most.
The group of scientists warned that damage to the Earth's weather systems this century will doom poor countries to worse hunger, water stress and damage from violent storms, droughts and floods.