Again today, Tuvalu has caused a deadlock in the plenary discussion, and many countries have supported their demand for a substantive discussion on a legally binding convention to be signed at this meeting. The deadlock is between Group of 77 countries which traditionally vote as a block because Tuvalu's proposal opens the door to discussing legally binding commitments for southern countries as well as northern countries, in addition to more significant reductions for industrialised countries. Industrialised countries are silent, almost as if they are observers, not participants in the debate. Tuvalu's representative is eloquent and courageous, time and again opposing the president of the session.
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