The developed countries of the world had agreed under the Paris Agreement to provide USD billion each year, starting from onwards, to support mitigation as well as adaptation projects in developing countries.
How climate change got labeled a 'crisis'
Climate change, much like war, could prove to be a geopolitical and commercial gold mine. Recently, the impacts of climate change have been included in this hypothesis, as a major environmental push factor, which has drawn a great deal of interest from political as well as scientific circles. With the advent of the 21st century, there has been a steady rise in energy access all around the globe.
For the first time ever, the total number of people without access to electricity fell below 1 billion in according to the International Energy Agency. Countries belonging to the group are entitled to duty-free access to developed country markets for their goods and are recognised under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC as the most vulnerable countries to climate change. At the same time, they are also eligible to receive Official Development Assistance ODA from developed countries bilaterally as grants. For example, the push for and successful inclusion against great odds of the long-term global temperature goal of 1.
The recent devastation in Mozambique due to two successive hurricanes Aida and Kenneth of unprecedented severity for southern Africa, are a clear indicator that we are now living in a climate changed world.
And that the huge loss and damage sustained by the people of Mozambique is due to human-induced climate change and not just natural causes. It has now been well over five years since the Green Climate Fund GCF was set up with its headquarters in Songdo, Korea to support both mitigation and adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries.
It received an initial contribution of around USD 10 billion and is now undergoing a review of its performance in anticipation of a major replenishment of funds from onwards. A recent report from Unicef mentions that 19 million or one in three children in Bangladesh are at risk from the effects of climate change.
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