UN Climate Change Conference
Today is the last day of negoatiations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar. What’s the main topic of discussion you ask? It’s how much money developed countries will pay developing countries to combat the effects of climate change. After all, it is the developed countries that are the primary contributors to climate change and the developing countries that bare the brunt of the impact.
Over this week, they have decided that $100 billion a year, from 2020 onward, will be distributed among the developing countries. However, these countries are concerned that many of the most powerful interests, including the US, are not clearly defining the specifics or establishing a tangible implementation plan. With negotiations at a standstill, outlooks for a true agreement look bleak.
Rhett, Sustainability Coordinator for Loomstate