Poor nations ask rich ones: Where's the cash?

A climate change activist holds a placard during a demonstration outside the United Nations Centre during the first day of the UN Climate Change Negotiating sessions in Bangkok, on Sept 4, 2018.
A climate change activist holds a placard during a demonstration outside the United Nations Centre during the first day of the UN Climate Change Negotiating sessions in Bangkok, on Sept 4, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Developed nations also accused by poorer ones of not being clear on finance flows

Arguments over climate finance between developed and developing nations are causing deep frustration at the United Nations climate talks in Bangkok. The talks, which end today, are meant to narrow differences on rules to put the 2015 Paris climate agreement into action.

The rules are meant to be finalised at a UN climate summit in December in the Polish city of Katowice. But the negotiations are being undermined by an age-old row over climate cash.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 09, 2018, with the headline 'Poor nations ask rich ones: Where's the cash?'. Print Edition | Subscribe