This article was written by Petra Sorge and was published in the Toronto Star on September 28, 2022.
Germany and Canada are urging fellow developed nations to fulfil their commitments to help developing countries meet the bill for tackling climate change, German deputy minister for international climate politics Jennifer Lee Morgan said in Berlin.
A common 10-point progress report drawn up in co-operation with Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault will be released at the end of October.
It’s an evaluation of the so-called Delivery Plan, under which developed countries committed more than a decade ago to mobilize $100 billion (U.S.) in public and private funds annually for climate adaptation and renewable energies in less developed countries. As the target was missed in 2020, at COP26 in Glasgow the nations reaffirmed their determination to reach it by 2025.
“It is not acceptable that this $100billion goal is not yet reached,” Morgan said at a World Energy Council conference in Berlin.
Germany will also reach out to the World Bank to make changes to the plan, Morgan said, adding she hoped for a tangible contribution from Australia also.
“We try to make our fair share as Germany and others also have to catch up.”
Berlin has so far committed to deliver $6 billion annually to 2025.