WTF - Where is the Finance? COP19: Photo by Adopt a Negotiator / Flickr - Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 2.0)By Ian McGregor, University of Technology, Sydney
Ian McGregor is reporting from the Warsaw Conference of Parties for The Conversation.
Australia’s and Canada’s extremely unusual action at CHOGM to deny developing nations any further climate funding has had strong negative repercussions here in Warsaw.
The other two developed Commonwealth countries, UK and New Zealand, agreed to including a statement in the final CHOGM text about the importance of climate finance. Australia and Canada decided to disassociate themselves from the statement. But providing much-needed climate finance between now and 2020 is a huge issue at Warsaw, particularly for many of the poorer developing countries.