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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.
US president Joe Biden makes a foreign policy speech at the State Department in Washington, DC, on 4 February. EPA-EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo

What African countries can expect from Biden: and what they should ask for

At the top of President Biden’s foreign policy agenda are COVID-19 and climate change. He has also pledged to make diplomacy and multilateralism the primary means of US foreign policy.
This week’s climate conference in Madrid is key to getting global cooperation on climate change, the impacts of which are already being felt. Dean Lewins/AAP

Earth has a couple more chances to avoid catastrophic climate change. This week is one of them

Recent bushfires and extreme weather are just a small taste of what is to come if this week’s climate negotiations in Madrid fail to deliver.
A severe summer drought in Thailand in 2016 caused many of the country’s reservoirs to dry up, including this one near Lampang. (Shutterstock)

How American cities & states are fighting climate change globally

The Trump administration withdrew from the Paris Agreement. But U.S. cities and states are supporting climate change efforts in the developing world regardless.
A long way to go for $100 billion Green Climate Fund.

The biggest sticking point in Paris climate talks: money

Rich countries are supposed to give $100 billion to developing countries in the upcoming Paris climate talks to deal with climate change. How much has been committed and how will this work?
Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop are bidding to repair the government’s tarnished reputation on climate - but have they pledged enough? AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Australia’s $200 million climate pledge falls short of its true debt

At the United Nations Lima climate summit, Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop has pledged A$200 million over four years to the Green Climate Fund, which seeks to raise US$100 billion (A$120 billion…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott was previously dismissive of the Green Climate Fund. AAP/Mal Fairclough

Australia finally contributes to Green Climate Fund

The government has moved to scrape off another “barnacle” by announcing it will provide A$200 million over four years to the Green Climate Fund, despite its earlier criticism of the initiative. But it…
Julie Bishop will need to fight to rescue Australia’s standing after a dire first week at the Lima climate talks. AAP Image/Alan Porritt

Julie Bishop arrives at climate talks amid ignominy for Australia

Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop will have a lot of explaining to do when she arrives here in Lima, Peru, ahead of her address to the UN climate summit tomorrow. It will take all of her diplomatic…

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