Rich countries have reduced financial aid to poor countries to tackle climate change, says UN report
A report released by the UN concluded that Rich countries have reduced financial aid to poor countries to tackle climate change – a 15% drop.
In 2021, which is the last year with updated data, the aid was US$21 billion. The UN says poorer countries need at least 10 times this value to adapt.
The report laments that the world is completely unprepared for the already evident consequences of global warming.
One of the biggest reductions came from the United States. In 2021, the American government cut 47% of the amount sent to poorer countries to deal with climate change.
The action does not mean that the Biden government does not have climate as a priority, but the focus was different: an amount of US$2 billion was approved last year for the climate – but investment to deal with domestic issues.
The report comes just a few weeks before the UN Climate Conference, where this issue of the responsibility of rich countries to help the poorest will be central.
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