COP23 talks to focus on bridging financial divide

Countries are not making enough progress in the area of climate finance, delegates at the COP23 summit in Bonn heard this week Countries are not making enough progress in the area of climate finance, delegates at the COP23 summit in Bonn heard this week.
By Annemarie Botzki 8 November 2017 0 28301
A globe showing flags of the world at COP23 A spinning globe at COP23. Countries need to make more progress on climate finance. (PA)

Discussions at the COP23 climate summit in Germany over the next two weeks will centre on the ways developed nations can help their poorer counterparts to reduce emissions.

Addressing journalists following her opening speech in Bonn in Monday, Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, called for more progress in the area of climate finance.

Elina Bardram, head of the EU’s delegation at COP23, said on Monday that the EU “will continue to significantly increase different ways of mobilising financing”, adding...

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