We Must Reject Huge Financial Demands at UN Climate Conferenceon October 26, 2021 at 6:07 pm

Commentary In the 1996 award-winning film “Jerry McGuire,” pro football player Rod Tidwell had a single demand of his agent: “Show me the money!” “Show us the money” is precisely what thousands of bureaucrats from developing countries will demand at the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 31–Nov. 12. If developed countries want to have any chance of achieving from this conference a global commitment to sharply reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions before 2050, then we will have to accommodate the non-OECD nations’ demands for huge wads of cash. In July of this year a group of 100 developing countries published a plan that they characterized as “easy-to-measure” actions needed by the OECD countries to finance climate mitigation and adaptation measures. The key portion was to provide “reparations” for the role of developed countries in producing past GHG emissions. The document, titled A Five-Point Plan for Solidarity, …

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