Some developing countries' delegations are upset after recent closed-door negotiations at COP26, where the United States asked for a revision of references on climate-adaptation finance’s inadequacy, including the request to double adaptation finance. This comes despite Biden having publicly spoken of quadrupling U.S. climate-finance contributions.
With its climate pact and a climate law, the European Union is often viewed as progressive when it comes to dealing with the climate crisis. But positions that both EU countries and the EU bloc have taken in the run-up to the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), the largest annual climate-change conference, paint a different picture.
The United Kingdom has red-listed seven countries in the Americas, requiring even vaccinated travelers to quarantine. This has been lambasted as a political move in light of the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.
What tools are available to developing countries to support them as they face climate-change impacts like eroding coastlines and droughts? And how will such tools be made available?
More than 10.3 million acres of primary tropical forests—spanning about the size of Belgium—went up in flames in 2020. A new coalition claims it will mobilize $1 billion to thwart global climate change’s increasingly devastating forest fires. But scientists and other experts have raised doubts about this new program corporations and governments have kicked off.
Many civil society organizations from across central, southern and southeast Asia that attended a recent meeting on clean energy said the Asian Development Bank has been attempting to push its draft energy policy without input from groups on the ground.