Kerry Reaffirms US Climate Commitments At COP22

US Secretary of State John Kerry gave one of the most important speeches this morning during the Major Economies Forum of the UN’s climate change conference (COP22) in Marrakesh, Morocco. Kerry drew attention to melting glaciers, stronger storms, and record-breaking droughts as incontrovertible evidence of climate change. “At some point, even the strongest skeptic has to acknowledge that something disturbing is happening,” Kerry said.

Climate Finance: The Hottest Issue At COP22

Climate finance is likely the most important issue the delegates of COP22 are working on. The term refers to the local, national, or transnational loans, grants, and other financing put forward to meet climate change goals. Finance may come from public, private, and/or alternative sources. The table below presents current sources of climate finance data.