Consideration of financing of adaptation after project design
05 October 2023
Fossil fuel companies have raked in over US$80 billion through shadowy investment tribunals
Countries missed deadlines to submit their climate plans over 50% of the time up to 2023
Carbon-intensive ultra-processed foods are subsidised by up to $42.5 billion a year
Least developed countries spent $33 billion servicing debts in 2021 – but received just $20 billion in climate finance
There's a lack of accountability for banks beyond what's best for shareholders
29 August 2023
Rewards could boost clean energy
26 August 2023
Going through the motions is not enough
25 August 2023
Bureaucrats are making things more difficult than they need to be
19 July 2023
Huge social and economic challenges to obtaining these resources sustainably
17 July 2023
Small global South businesses are priced out of lucrative ‘fair trade’ market
17 July 2023
Communities on the frontline of climate change end up carrying the can
17 July 2023
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