Africa Questions Climate Aid Pledges

Africa is skeptical that developed countries will be able to keep the financial commitments they made during the climate change summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who serves as Africa’s lead climate negotiator, said doubts have been expressed over the countries’ capacities to keep their promises.

“We have indications that these doubts are justified,” Zenawi said as quoted by Agence France-Presse.

Climate negotiators attending the upcoming summit in Cancun, Mexico, he said, should work to refine their strategies, especially on how the financial commitments of the Copenhagen summit will be implemented.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.