#COP27 News

From a stocktake of recent progress to proposals to reform climate financing, we take a look at the big issues likely to draw focus at COP28, opening this week in Dubai.
Veronica Scotti of Swiss Re
To support Southeast Asia's efforts to retire its young coal fleets, there must be "explicit conversations" about the conditions needed for energy transition projects to come to market, the chairperson of the global reinsurance giant's public sector engagement arm told Eco-Business.
US Climate Envoy John Kerry
The United States has committed to put "several millions of dollars" into the global fund to help climate-vulnerable nations, but maintains that contributions should be voluntary and have "nothing to do with compensation and liability".
The yawning gap between the cost of adapting to climate change and the finance available is becoming a chasm, experts warn ahead of COP28.
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#COP27 Opinion

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Many campaigners on international financial institutions know from monitoring the multilateral lender's operations that it lacks a "climate culture", as it imposes loans and conditionalities to Global South countries.
COP28 will take stock of the step change in ambition needed, but the gulf in climate finance promises and realities presents an obstacle to a stronger action.
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It is no exaggeration to say that the GCF’s replenishment campaign is a test of the world’s commitment to combating global warming. A successful outcome would not only help close the massive global climate financing gap, but would also allow developed countries to rebuild trust by showing that they understand the urgency of the crisis.
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Rich nations need to shift investments into renewables instead, they say. The civic space for demonstrations at this year's climate summit, held in Egypt, is more restricted than the Scotland event last year.
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