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UN climate talks to end today

November 17, 2017 8:52 pm

The UN climate talks ends later today, with outcomes of the negotiations expected soon.

Negotiations over the past two weeks have seen countries come to an agreement on some critical issues of pre-2020 action and support, and the role of gender, local communities and indigenous peoples in climate action.

However, there are still some unresolved issues following a deadlock in talks over climate finance – the Adaptation Fund.

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The Climate Adaptation Fund requires all carbon emitting countries to commit $100 billion by 2020 – to finance projects and programmes to help vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt to climate change.

FBC News understands that the US, Australia and Japan are refusing to talk about their plans for climate finance.

Regional Director of Oxfam in the Pacific, Raijeli Nicole says there is disappointment amongst the developing states about the whereabouts of the $100 billion agreed for Adaptation Fund.

She adds this year the developed countries had talks without the money.

They have stated that they will make a report about it in the Talanoa Dialogue.

Meanwhile, COP23 requires governments to strengthen urgent action, finalize the Paris Agreement rulebook and decide collectively to urgently review and strengthen ambition of post-2020 climate commitments.

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