Unfulfilled promises for Africa at COP27
21 November 2022 | 5:29 am
As COP27 draws to a close, many African nations have been left less than satisfied. It comes as countries of the Global North continue to push back against a deal endorsing the creation of a financing facility for the countries hardest hit by climate change.
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