A Point Impossible to Overstate

“The challenge is huge, it is existential, and there is very little time.”

Another dire warning on climate change was handed down today, this time from Britain’s International Development Committee. A damning House of Commons report insists that climate change take center stage in Britain’s aid spending strategy, The Guardian reports.

If the international development community fails to adequately address climate change, a “nightmarish future” of drought, flooding, displacement, hunger and disease awaits, the report warns.

Yet Britain’s policy on the issue remains “incoherent,” suggesting climate aid while supporting the fossil fuel economy in developing countries, the authors charge.

They urge a £1.76 billion annual minimum spend to mitigate the threats of climate change in developing countries and no cash for fossil fuel projects not aligned with zero emissions targets.


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