The investment will help tackle major threats like mass bleaching, agricultural runoff, and biodiversity loss, but some critics think funding might go to previous strategies which have seen limited success.
The leaked document featured very little of what China's expert reviewers have to say, even if the country, currently responsible for producing 25 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions entering the atmosphere, is key to implementation.
Daniel Litvin –
As extreme weather events intensify, so too will the political siege on the fossil fuel industry, and rightfully so. But Daniel Litvin warns that an unthinking backlash on Big Oil could have perverse effects for the global energy transition.
and Craig Hanson –
Although some forms of bioenergy can play a helpful role, dedicating land specifically for generating bioenergy is unwise, say WRI president Andrew Steer and global director of food, forests and water, Craig Hanson.
and Niclas Hällström –
The only way to make real progress toward mitigating climate change is to work to eliminate fossil fuels completely, rather than relying on new and uncertain technologies like bio-energy and carbon capture and storage, say researchers.