Climate policy and financing

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An impoverished Bangladesh forges ahead

This cash-strapped country, already being severely impacted by climate change, does not plan to wait for overdue climate payments from the North. Interview with Saleemul Huq, Climate and Development Researcher.
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COP 23 in Bonn – Foretaste of climate migration

It is no wonder that the COP 23 will focus on the theme of loss and damage. For the Pacific Island-State of Fiji, which will be presiding over the conference this year, climate change has long been a matter of life and death.
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Much ado about nothing!

The Federal Council still has no plan for how it intends to raise about 1 billion francs annually for international climate protection projects. Worse yet, it confirms its intention to divert hundreds of millions from the development budget.
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Climate funds: Proposals shelved since 2011

For years now the Swiss Government has known how additional climate funds could be raised. A report to the Federal Cabinet on the matter makes a sudden reappearance and confirms what Alliance Sud has long advocated.
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Trump in Uganda

After Donald Trumps election victory in the USA, alook at the election reporting and reader contributions outside of the wealthy North is well worth.
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Selective solidarity

Switzerland's development spending under the 2016 budget and the 2017-19 Stabilization Programme is undergoing a massive cut. Comments by Mark Herkenrath, Director Alliance Sud.
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Climate: New Deal at what price?

The world has a new Climate Deal. However, the countries of the South’s hope for a concrete financing roadmap hasn’t materialized.
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Climate payments to be funded from development aid

Switzerland is to pay around 1 billion francs annually as of 2020 for international climate protection. In an interview with Alliance Sud News, FOEN Director Bruno Oberle goes on the offensive.
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Fossil fuels – it's all about money

The pivotal question in the climate negotiations is how to cut CO₂ emissions in individual countries quickly and effectively. Even more crucial would be not exploiting fossil fuel reserves in the first place.