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Central America fights climate change with a pittance

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Although Central America is one of the regions most vulnerable to climate change, it has half-empty coffers when it comes to funding efforts against the phenomenon, in part because it receives mere crumbs in foreign aid to face the impacts of the rise in temperatures.

According to a study released in June, Central America received just 0.7 per cent of global climate finance – only $212 million – between 2003 and 2016.

That means that of every $100 of foreign aid destined to climate change, only 70 cents went to Central America.

Source: Inter-Press Service