16 May, 2022
Category : Power Shift in the News | tags: NPR
The US has repeatedly promised to pay billions of dollars in climate funding to help less wealthy nations and has repeatedly failed to pay. Now developing countries fear the war in Ukraine is yet another delay, even as climate change causes mounting deaths around the world. NPR's Rebecca Hersher reports.
...Mohamed Adow: Effectively, the West in this case, including the US, owes the rest a climate debt that needs to be paid.
Hersher: Mohamed Adow leads Power Shift Africa, a continent-wide climate advocacy group based in Kenya.
Adow: When Biden came into office, there was a huge source of hope that he will actually take climate change seriously. And I think it's fair to say that some of that hope seems to have been misplaced.