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Cop28 initiates landmark agreement on climate finance

Advocacy companies say developing countries need more help transitioning to green economies and combating the impacts of climate change.

Advocacy companies say developing countries need more help transitioning to green economies and combating the impacts of climate change.

Securing Environmental Protection for Future Generations

The commencement of Cop28 marked a historic milestone with the establishment of a loss and damage fund, underscoring the pivotal role of climate finance in preserving the environment for forthcoming generations. 

This groundbreaking agreement involves financial backing from wealthier nations to aid developing countries impacted by climate change-induced disasters.

Ongoing Discussion on Climate Finance

Throughout the UN conference, climate finance remains a central and extensively debated topic. The focus revolves around the financial aspects of climate change, specifically addressing mitigation (efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (adjustments to climate change).

Challenges and Concerns

Negotiating climate finance poses significant challenges, especially regarding adequate support for developing nations in transitioning to green economies and mitigating the repercussions of climate change. The lack of substantial aid has fueled concerns about the disparity in assistance provided to these countries.

Comprehensive Nature of Climate Finance

The scope of climate finance encompasses a broad spectrum, spanning emergency aid for climate-disaster-stricken nations to intricate financial mechanisms designed to incentivize investments in sustainable initiatives, such as electric vehicle battery plants.

Pledge and Progress

Initially pledged during the 2009 Cop15 in Copenhagen, developed countries committed to providing $100 billion annually to assist developing nations with both mitigation and adaptation efforts. This financial support aims to aid these nations in combating and adapting to the challenges posed by climate change.

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