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Climate change help for the poor ‘has not materialised’ November 26, 2009

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Climate change help for the poor ‘has not materialised’

BBC News, November 25, 2009

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Large sums promised to developing countries to help them tackle climate change cannot be accounted for, a BBC investigation has found.

Rich countries pledged $410m (£247m) a year in a 2001 declaration – but it is now unclear whether the money was paid.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has accused industrialised countries of failing to keep their promise.

The EU says the money was paid out in bilateral deals, but admits it cannot provide data to prove it.

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1. Sonja Christiansen - February 4, 2010

All politicians, today, do things to help the proverbial poor, haven’t you noticed? Ed Miliband, only the other day, claimed that we had to have higher energy prices etc to save the poor in Bangladesh from drowning, or the poor Africans from starving.. . He then mentioned that we had to decarbonise to get our economy growing and employed again, to become more nergy ‘secure’…This appeal to poverty is pure PC con, also called ‘making a difference’.
But the chickens are coming home to roost… our (tax) money is running out and by accepting the blame for the computer predicted Global Hothouse, we have given all the ‘poor’ nations and apparently Bin Laden even, a large stick to beat us with and ask for ‘aid’ to maintain current regimes that have failed to initiate development, or is it buy our expertise and green technology? In any case, not everybody wants to be as rich as….

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