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Poor countries spending climate cash on rich world consultants

By Mantoe Phakathi in Manzini | Published on 02/11/2017 | 11:42 AM | Even as they plan to demand more cash at UN talks in Bonn this week, poor countries lack the ability to initiate and implement climate projects, according to a senior African diplomat.   That means money is being sent back to rich countries through consultancy fees. Slightly more than $10 billion …

America’s pledge is about more than pollution

By Karl Mathiesen in Bonn | Published on 13/11/2017 | 10:49 AM | http://www.climatechangenews.com/ping.js US mayors and governors want to show the world they stand by US commitments, but to their African counterparts solidarity means cash. The presence of US cities and states at UN climate talks in Bonn has been big, brash and supercharged with billionaire cash. In …

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