Global Post, By Kaitlin Funaro, November 25
Nearly 200 countries will meet in oil-rich Qatar starting Monday to make progress in the ongoing challenge of slowing global warming.
Poorer countries are facing an uphill battle to raise funds to fight against climate change. Wealthier nations have given nearly $30 billion in grants and loans since 2009 but those commitments expire this year, reports AP.
Tim Gore of the British charity Oxfam said developing countries stand before a “climate fiscal cliff”.
“So what we need for those countries in the next two weeks are firm commitments from rich countries to keep giving money to help them to adapt to climate change,” he told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Nations will also have to negotiate an expansion of the Kyoto Protocol, which is set to expire at the end of the year.
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