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A Time For Action: 3 Reasons to Urgently Capitalize the Green Climate Fund

A Time For Action: 3 Reasons to Urgently Capitalize the Green Climate Fund

Delegates leaving the UNFCCC climate talks in Bonn earlier this month will have been under no illusions as to the task ahead. While progress was made in Germany over the two weeks of negotiations, the pace and ambition of the talks is not what it should be. With just 18 months to go to reach a new international climate agreement in 2015 in Paris , there is an urgent need to increase political will and deliver ambitious commitments to avoid dangerous climate change. We have been here before, in 2009, when there was widespread optimism that global leaders convening in Copenhagen would conclude a robust agreement to solve the climate crisis. At that time we were both Special-Envoys on Climate Change for the UN Secretary General and we watched with heavy hearts as global optimism faded and leadership failed. This time must be different. To reach a robust agreement in Paris, we...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/blog/2014/06/time-action-3-reasons-urg...

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