Last Tuesday, 9th October, we organised a round table event at the European Parliament in Brussels together with Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E), ACT ALLIANCE EU, in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on the current and potential future picture of EU climate finance. The event was supported by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D) and hosted by MEP Patrizia Toia.
At the very time when promised financial support to developing countries should be starting to scale-up in order to meet the Copenhagen-mandated goal of reaching $100bn per year by 2020, little is being done to fulfil this commitment.
Video on climate finance launched on September 16th, 2013.
A group of bishops from Europe, South America and Asia have written an open letter to Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, calling on him to lead towards ambitious climate policies both domestically and in the EU.
A crucial stumbling block here in Doha will be the issue of climate finance. With Fast Start Finance (FSF) due to draw to a close at the end of this year, the most vulnerable communities feeling the brunt of climate change are now rightly asking: what financing plans do developed countries have up their sleeves to address the urgent need for climate action?
CIDSE's Scottish member organisation SCIAF, were delighted to attend the launch of Scotland's Climate Justice Fund yesterday after playing their part in a campaign to reach this historic moment for climate justice and Scotland.