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Global climate action needs trusted finance data

January 6, 2021

CSSN Executive Director Timmons Roberts and CSSN Scholar Saleemul Huq are featured in a Nature editorial, discussing the difficulties of impartial climate finance data.

“Such disagreements are not new, but they are once again fueling mistrust ahead of a crucial climate meeting, says Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, which is based in Dhaka.

But it is the lack of agreed and trusted accounting rules for climate finance that fuels mistrust. The absence of such rules is a major oversight in climate diplomacy, say Romain Weikmans at the UniversitĂ© Libre de Bruxelles and Timmons Roberts at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.”