The attempt was met with protest and walkouts on Monday at UN climate talks in Bonn.
The magnitude of action required and the commitment to provide climate finance are clear responsibilities of the developed world governments. But are they willing to accept that?
At a time when the countries of the world are increasingly facing the alarming effects of climate change, policies to combat it are trumped by utterly mercantile rules of the World Trade Organisation.
The Republican presidential nominee has said in the past he believes global warming is a concept that was invented by China to hurt the competitiveness of US business.