03/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Greenpeace Urges Clinton To Focus On Developing Nations' Climates

Around a dozen members of activist group Greenpeace rallied outside the presidential palace during a meeting between Clinton and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to call for greater assistance for developing countries in reducing emissions.

"We call on the US leadership to handle the issue of climate change seriously and we ask developed countries like the US to provide funds to countries like Indonesia to save their forests and support their efforts to reduce emissions," Greenpeace forest campaigner Bustar Maitar said.

"With the right leadership, we can bring global greenhouse gas emissions under control, set them on a downward trajectory, and avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change," Greenpeace Southeast Asia director Von Hernandez said in a letter.

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