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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.

Today, at the international climate conference in Lima, Peru (COP20), the government of Belgium pledged to contribute more than 50 million Euros (around $62 million US) to the Green Climate Fund, edging the fund past its $10 billion goal for 2014. This is an important marker in making the Green Climate Fund operational.

Following is a statement by Athena Ballesteros, Finance Director, World Resources Institute:

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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