Adaptation support key to a climate deal at Copenhagen

by WWF Bolivia
(Santa Cruz, Bolivia)

PHOTO: © JC DEL OLMO / WWF ESPAÑA

PHOTO: © JC DEL OLMO / WWF ESPAÑA

Copenhagen, Denmark - The world's wealthy nations have a long way to go on the key negotiating element of climate change adaptation at Copenhagen, WWF warned today "Climate change adaptation mechanisms and measures and especially finance must be a key part of any successful deal reached at Copenhagen, but it is an issue starved of attention, commitments and funds," said Kim Carstensen, leader of WWF global climate initiative.

"With climate impacts already severely impacting those countries least able to cope with them, we have the example of wealthy countries who have made commitments on adaptation support and finance in the past but consistently failed to fulfil their promises.

WWF today presented an outline of what adaptation measures should be included in a new climate treaty, together with case studies of its work on climate change adaptation around the globe.

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