COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Green groups and aid activists reacted fiercely at the UN climate talks on Tuesday to a leaked early draft of a compromise deal put forward by Denmark, the conference chair. The draft - dated November 27 - was attacked as remote and too favourable to rich countries on such key issues of emissions curbs and financing for climate change, they said. Like ants in a room full of elephants, poor countries are at risk of being squeezed out of the climate talks in Copenhagen, said Antonio Hill of Oxfam International. As the talks ramp up and the big players put forward their proposals for the deal, it is vitally important that vulnerable countries are part of the debate. WWFs Kim Carstensen said the proposed text is weak and reflects a too elitist, selective and non-transparent approach by the Danish presidency. The Copenhagen talks are taking place under the banner of the 194-nation UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). If all goes well, the conference - whose climax on December 18 will be attended by more than 100 heads of state or government - will yield an outline agreement that sets down pledges by major emitters of greenhouse gases to curb pollution. It will also set down principles of long-term financing to help wean poor countries off high-carbon technology and beef up their defences against climate change. Further negotiations would be needed over the next year to flesh out the agreement. Once ratified, the accord would take effect from 2013. The early draft, seen by AFP, states the UNFCCCs parties have a shared vision for limiting warming to a maximum of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times. Emissions pledges by rich countries and developing giants alike are not detailed - they figure as [X percent] indicating that the figures still have to be agreed. But the document does not say that the future pact should include a second commitment period under the UNFCCCs Kyoto Protocol, whose current roster of pledges expires at the end of 2012. Developing countries strongly favour Kyoto. It only binds industrialised countries that have ratified - all the developing world, excepting the United States - to curb their carbon emissions, although this obligation does not apply to poorer nations. Busting these emissions limits also carries a tough penalty under Kyotos first commitment period. In addition, the Protocol has market mechanisms enabling the transfer of lower-carbon technology from advanced economies to poor ones. Conference Chairman Connie Hedegaard on Monday pleaded with the media not to dwell overmuch on early drafts, which inevitably leak as the talks unfold. There are lots of different issues circulating as we try to consult with different parties and have been doing so, for weeks and months, as is our job, she told a Press conference. It would be irresponsible if we came to this event without trying to know just a bit about where the positions would be. There are many different kinds of texts circulating but the draft text that might eventually sort of be accepted here, that would be at a later stage to sort of circulate.