The Climate Home news service puts it this way: "Climate talks in Bonn have been held hostage for more than a week over the issue, as poor countries called for a space to hold the rich to account on their promises."
CFACT jumped in a complimentary electric car at the UN climate conference to move between the official negotiating zone and the NGO zone. Our driver told us he hates the electric car,because its limited range makes it next to useless for a professional taxi driver.
In UN-speak it is called simply "loss and damage." This is the unfounded idea that people adversely affected by bad weather are "climate victims" and as such they should be compensated by the developed countries that supposedly caused the weather to be bad.
Global warming campaigners are spoiled. When they get together for a UN conference they don't expect to be challenged. The last thing they expected was CFACT!
In Bonn, official America is reasserting American interests in a low key, but honest way. That's an improvement over what we had under Obama and an example the world should follow.
Most of the climate-compliant press is dedicated to hiding the climate finance issue, because Americans would object if they knew about it.
The Trump Administrations daring decision to promote fossil fuels (including clean coal) at the Bonn climate summit may be paying off in unexpected ways.
Andrew Rakestraw is co-facilitator of the Transparency Framework, along with Xiang Gao from China. Transparency here means who is giving what money to whom under the so-called "financial mechanisms" of the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Pact COPs are all about money, not climate.
Conference-goers are united in their conviction that the UN imposes massive economic and political costs upon developed nations that cannot be justified by the benefits, of which there may be none, flowing from the pact.
The 2-day, science intensive Climate and Energy Conference sponsored by CFACT and EIKE stands in wonderful contrast to the glib, quick hit side events that surround the Bonn UN conference.
While left-wing NGOs petition to kick the U.S. out of the UN conference in Bonn, CFACT teams up with EIKE to present the straight facts on climate and energy in Dusseldorf.
Expelling the U.S. delegation would be unbelievably disruptive. These are supposed to be delicate diplomatic affairs. There is no provision in the Paris Agreement for this kind of terminal action, or in the underlying UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is a duly ratified U.S. treaty. Fun facts: The U.S. pays 22% of the UN budget and 20% of the UN climate process.
At COP 23, at least, the propaganda spigot has been turned off.
CFACT is right now sending a crack delegation of climate policy experts to the UN meeting in Bonn. Will you help CFACT break the Green-Left's monopoly on climate and energy policy and set America and the world free?