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Rich countries ‘trying to turn climate funds into World Bank’

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Soyfields in Argentina, sustainable agriculture projects in South America have been struck down by the UK (Photo: Alfonso/Wikipedia)

Rich countries ‘trying to turn climate funds into World Bank’ — the rich are ‘renegotiating’ the Paris climate deal by trying to limit access for middle income countries to climate finance, it has been claimed

November 20, 2017 — Rich countries are blocking climate finance projects in middle income countries without justification, a powerful developing world group has claimed. Continue reading Rich countries ‘trying to turn climate funds into World Bank’

For Africans, America’s pledge is about more than pollution

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“We can’t get [climate finance],” says Célestine Ketcha Courtès, mayor of Bangangté in Cameroon (Photo: UN Climate Change)
US mayors and governors want to show the world they stand by US commitments, but to their African counterparts solidarity means cash

November 13, 2017 — The presence of US cities and states at UN climate talks in Bonn has been big, brash and supercharged with billionaire cash. Continue reading For Africans, America’s pledge is about more than pollution

Caribbean diplomat calls for support to address hurricane losses

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Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction through the Caribbean (Pic: NLRC via IFRC)

Hurricane Irma cost Antigua and Barbuda $250m but insurance paid out just $6m, says diplomat, calling for more support at UN climate talks in Bonn

November 13, 2017 — After one of the most destructive Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, some Caribbean nations are facing heavy losses. Continue reading Caribbean diplomat calls for support to address hurricane losses

Mapped: Where multilateral climate funds spend their money

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The intense sunshine in the deserts of Rajasthan, India, is now being turned into solar power, thanks to a project by the Clean Technology Fund. Credit: Jitendra Parihar/Thomson Reuters Foundation/CIF Action (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Photo taken 14/04/2014.

In 2009, countries meeting in Copenhagen for the 15th UN climate conference set a new monetary goal

November 6, 2017 — They agreed that, by 2020, developed countries should be jointly “mobilising” $100bn a year to help developing countries tackle climate change. Continue reading Mapped: Where multilateral climate funds spend their money

Reasons to be cheerful, despite Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement

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Indian students hold placards and shouts slogans on World Environment Day, in Bangalore, India, 5 June 2017. Photograph: Jagadeesh Nv/EPA

The US has dropped out of the Paris Climate Agreement, but India, China and the EU are stepping up to be the new global leaders on climate change

June 19, 2017 — The United States has abdicated responsibility from the Paris Climate Agreement – going where only Syria and Nicaragua have gone before, in refusing to play by globally agreed Continue reading Reasons to be cheerful, despite Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement

Senate to OK Paris climate deal before March 18 – Legarda

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CLIMATE TREATY. Senator Loren Legarda says she is confident that the Senate will concur in the ratification of the Paris climate deal before session adjourns on March 18. Photo by Camille Elemia

Senator Loren Legarda, who is set to sponsor the measure, is confident they have the numbers to concur with the ratification of the Paris climate deal

MANILA, Philippines (Mar 1, 2017) — The Senate eyes to complete the final step to make the Philippines a signatory to the Paris climate deal before session adjourns on March 18. Continue reading Senate to OK Paris climate deal before March 18 – Legarda

Barack Obama transfers $500m to Green Climate Fund in attempt to protect Paris deal

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Barack Obama has transferred a second $500m instalment to the Green Climate Fund just three days before he leaves office. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

New instalment leaves $2bn owing, with Donald Trump expected to cease any further payments

January 18, 2017 — Barack Obama has heeded calls to help secure the future of the historic Paris agreement by transferring a second $500m instalment to the Green Climate Fund, just three days before he leaves office.  Continue reading Barack Obama transfers $500m to Green Climate Fund in attempt to protect Paris deal

Time to Protect Our Common Home

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Timor Leste on Independence Day 2016. JAMES D. MORGAN VIA GETTY IMAGES

Creating the legal framework and promotion of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies, possible substitution of fossil fuels, building climate-resilient infrastructures, sustainable ecosystem management and enhancing institutional capacity

November 8, 2016 — Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached a historical landmark agreement in Paris on 12 December 2015, charting a fundamentally new course for global climate efforts.  Continue reading Time to Protect Our Common Home

Green Climate Fund asked for indigenous people’s rights policy

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Indigenous peoples traditional communities Pic: Kate Fisher/Flickr

UN’s flagship climate bank must recognise positive benefits traditional communities offer forests and ecosystems, says civil society group

July 22, 2016 — The UN’s flagship Green Fund has been asked to adopt policies to ensure that the next set of projects it approves will respect the rights of tribal communities.  Continue reading Green Climate Fund asked for indigenous people’s rights policy

Poor countries must find $4tn by 2030 to avert catastrophe

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Environmental activists form a human chain to make the peace sign and spell out ‘100% renewable’ at last year’s UN climate change talks in Paris. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

As Paris climate change agreement is signed in New York, developing country negotiators highlight gulf between ambition and funding

April 22, 2016 — Developing countries must raise more than $4tn (£2,456bn), or roughly the entire annual budget of the US, to implement their climate change pledges by 2030, according to new research.

Continue reading Poor countries must find $4tn by 2030 to avert catastrophe