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In his State of the Union address, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to address climate change. As he said, "no challenge -- no challenge -- poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change."

In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, following is a statement from Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute:

Going in the Right Direction?

Tracking Adaptation Finance at the Subnational Level

This working paper explores local finance structures in Nepal, the Philippines, Uganda and Zambia.

It highlights challenges and good practices in channeling funding to communities that are vulnerable to climate change.

This afternoon Secretary John Kerry made a speech at the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.

Following is a statement from Jennifer Morgan, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:

“Secretary Kerry delivered a powerful message at Lima: by this time next year, countries need to deliver a global climate agreement. Without strong and coordinated global action, the risks of climate change are far too great.

How Can Adaptation Finance Help the Most Vulnerable Communities?

Adaptation finance accountability is key to addressing obligations of national governments and international organizations to provide support, but actual funding decisions are often made without involving the populations hit first and worst by climate change, or without understanding how communities are vulnerable.

So who is accountable for making good use of adaptation funds, and who should hold whom accountable?

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