As climate aid sags, vulnerable nations foot the bill

AlertNet: Worsening climate impacts are now "a reality, not a threat', but little of the aid promised to poor countries has arrived, leaving them to dig into their own pockets to cover the costs, climate change experts said this week. Between 2009 and 2010, as "fast-start' aid for climate-vulnerable countries began to flow, global climate funding rose from $6.7 billion to $14.2 billion, according to DARA, a Spain-based organisation that tracks the effectiveness of international assistance. But only $2......

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