UNFCCC Observers Insist on Rules for Green Climate Fund

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Earth Journalism Network, Lima

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Godwin Ojo, director of Environmental Rights Action in Nigeria, Kelly Dent, lead for Oxfam International, and Brandom Wu, senior policy analysts for ActionAid USA, in a press conference, on December 3th, at the COP20 Venue. They demanded rules for the Climate Finance after accusing Japan of claiming funds to a coal-fired power plant.

 

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“Dirty Energy is poisoning the climate and local communities. It is essential that climate finance is used for energy transformation, instead of funding dirty energy projects that aggravate climate change. Hundreds of social movements and civil society organizations from developing countries have demanded that the GFC exclude dirty energy from its funding. This is essential and rules must apply across the UN as a whole” said Godwin Ojo.

 

Also a small group of activists, representing more than 250 organizations, stood up with banners outside the plenary room, demanding clear rules for Climate finance.

 

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