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Malaysia seeks UN climate adaptation funds amid deadly floods

Malaysia Shah Alam floods2

Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaReuters Malaysia is seeking $US3 million from the UN Green Climate Fund to develop a national plan to adapt to climate change, the environment ministry said last week, amid deadly floods that have displaced nearly 70,000 people this month. The funds requested are paltry relative to the amount the country has pledged to […]

That sinking feeling: Poor nations struggle with UN climate fund

Philippines Typhoon Vamco aftermath Nov 2020

Johannesburg, South AfricaReuters The Philippines has sought financing for seven projects from a UN environmental fund to tackle the catastrophic impact of climate change. Yet only one has secured backing since 2016, and it’s not because the $US17.3 billion fund lacks cash. Bureaucracy and a blizzard of information requests have stalled applications to the UN […]