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Obama administration pays out $500m to climate change project

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Barack Obama at the Paris climate change talks in late 2015. His administration has pledged $3bn towards climate change projects. Photograph: Reuters
The first chunk of a $3bn commitment made at the Paris climate talks ‘shows the US stands squarely behind climate commitments’, the State Department said

March 9, 2016 — The Obama administration has made a first installment on its $3bn pledge to help poor countries fight climate change – defying Republican opposition to the president’s environmental plan.

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Why can’t poor countries access the climate finance they were promised

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Vehicles are stranded in floodwaters at a roundabout in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images
As some of the least developed nations claim they can’t access the Green Climate Fund, NGOs help with the ‘excruciatingly painful’ accreditation process

February 16, 2016 —When the Green Climate Fund (GCF) was announced at COP16 in 2010, the intention was to give small, developing countries direct access to finance to protect themselves Continue reading Why can’t poor countries access the climate finance they were promised