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Several countries, including Bangladesh, are facing increasing flooding as sea levels rise. AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu

Wealthy countries still haven’t met their $100 billion pledge to help poor countries face climate change, and the risks are rising

The damage from storms, droughts and sea level rise is in the news almost daily. Some money is flowing to help poor countries, but what isn’t clear is how much impact the funds are having.
Tuz Lake, once the second-largest lake in Turkey, has almost entirely receded in 2021, following a climate-induced drought and decades of agricultural polices that depleted groundwater. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

The Paris Agreement is working as intended, but we’ve still got a long way to go

On the tail of yet another year of climate disasters, 2022 ushers in the final version of the Paris Agreement, making it a functioning global climate treaty. But it alone can’t save us.
Delegates having worked on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement pose for a photo in Glasgow on Nov. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

We were at COP26: It had mixed results

COP26 saw progress and announcements, but the commitments made by states — in addition to having to pass the test of implementation —fall far short of what the science requires.
In January 2015, a three-day rain displaced nearly quarter of a million people, devastated 64,000 hectares of land, and killed several hundred people in Malawi. Ashley Cooper/Getty Images

What African countries got out of COP26

The financial outcome of COP26 is a glass half full, but it’s not far from a failure.
Climate finance can help developing countries cut their emissions. Prashanth Vishwanathan (IWMI) / flickr

Climate finance: it’ll be cheaper in the long run if poorer countries receive it as a matter of urgency

Early investments generate rapid cost reductions, while further delay simply slows innovation and compounds the climate crisis.
Youth environmental activists take part in a walk to demand for Climate Justice in Kenya. Brian Ongoro/AFP via Getty Images

Five climate change messages from the African continent

Five aspects need attention if African governments are to be able to mitigate, adapt to and manage climate change in the coming critical decade.

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