‘Deep regret’: Global climate summit fails developing nations once again

COP26 Summit - Day Four Finance
Delegates walk past a neon light art installation by artist Cornelia Parker during COP26 at the SEC on November 03, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.  | Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

At high-profile climate negotiations in Glasgow, rich nations stuck poor nations with a big bill. Wealthy countries responsible for the most planet-heating pollution have reneged on commitments to help developing nations adapt to a warming world.

That means delegates and activists from the places most vulnerable to climate change will wind up paying the price back home after leaving the United Nations climate summit that closes today. They’ll need to scrounge together funds for new infrastructure that can safeguard them from rising sea levels, devastating droughts, or monstrous storms — or suffer the losses of living without it.

“We are failing people,” says Harjeet Singh, a senior advisor on climate impacts for…

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Author: Justine Calma