Movement on adaptation finance urgent, says small island states

A Filipino man examines the devastation caused by Typhoon Hayian in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. - AP

A Filipino man examines the devastation caused by Typhoon Hayian in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. – AP

WARSAW, Poland:

Motivated by the recent typhoon that devastated the Philippines, small island states, including Jamaica, appear ready to dig in their heels to have movement on scaled-up adaptation finance at the climate talks here.

The small island states have a particular interest in hearing, for example, when and by what means the promised US$100 billion annually, by 2020, from developed countries will be provided.

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