Skip to comments.Where's the money? China accuses rich nations of 'backsliding' on climate change aid pledges
Posted on 12/14/2018 10:04:09 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
China accused some of the richest nations in the world of backsliding on pledges to clean up pollution and provide $100 billion a year in climate-related aid by 2020.
The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in Poland spearheaded a push by a group of the 49 Least Developed Countries for clarity on when those promises will be fulfilled.
Industrial nations remain about $30 billion short of their pledge to ramp-up climate-related aid to $100 billion a year by 2020. Developing nations are resisting measures that would ensure transparency in the way greenhouse gas emissions cuts are measured, reported and verified. They want different rules to apply to rich and poor nations, reflecting their varying capabilities.
Nations most vulnerable to climate change want more provisions for compensating them for loss and damage related to more violent weather expected along with rising temperatures.
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Tell the Chinese that pounding sand will produce the same outcome as giving them $100,000,000,000 per year.
We pay. China receives. Got it.
So it’s not about reducing pollution, but reparations for countries that are “most vulnerable” to climate change.
Maybe they could get a loan from the gazillions obxxx gave to Iran.
Simple solution: dont make pledges. Our president knows that.
This is rich coming from a country that is a world leader in pollution.
Agree. Ever been to china? The air there looks like a bad foggy day here. Do a Search: China, pollution— and read some of the articles.
"The unemployed of the West should be glad to pay us to mine and burn coal at ever-greater rates, while stealing their jobs."
So, how much does China “owe”?
It’s pure BS...
China is like the deadbeat uncle that once they are done rummaging through everyone’s coat pockets during the party he comes out of the bedroom and wants to know what everyone got him for Christmas.
I can assure the Chinese that most Americans aren’t even affluent anymore.
We are about $21 trillion in debt, or about $60,000/American.
About half of American adults have money troubles.
What about Brexit and fighting Francais do you not understand?
Southeastern China often gets furious hurricanes.
And it has since the first human walked on Chinese soil.
Third World folks could learn to deal with storms from China.
May I suggest Third World countries buy modern industrial machinery instead of CO2 belching cars.
FO Chicoms! Talk about chutzpah!
Tell the Yurps to pay up. They’re the ones who love the Paris Agreement after all.
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