Ahead of China Climate Talks, Group Calls for Climate Fund
United Nations climate change talks get underway next week in Tianjin, China.
In advance of the talks, international development group Oxfam is calling for negotiators to work to set up a climate fund to help poor countries deal with the impacts of climate change.
In a statement, Kelly Dent, Senior Climate Change Advisor for Oxfam, said even though countries are not expected to agree to a binding climate treaty at December negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, countries can make progress on the climate fund in Tianjin and finalize the plans in Cancun.
There is still a lot to play for in Cancun. Establishing a climate fund that helps the world’s poorest men and women adapt to a changing climate will save lives and could help salvage hopes for a global deal.