Developing countries and campaigners welcomed the offer of increased climate finance from the US president, Joe Biden, at the UN on Tuesday, but warned that rich countries needed to do more to ensure the poorest received the assistance they need. Biden, speaking to the UN general assembly in New York, said he would ask the US Congress to double to $11bn (£8m) a year by 2024 the financial assistance the US offers to developing countries to help them cut greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of extreme weather.
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There are four overarching goals of this year’s conference, all of which are aimed around tackling global warming and solving the climate emergency. The UK states its four key goals for COP 26 as: Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5C within reach; Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats; Mobilise finance; Work together to deliver.
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The world must “grow up” and act now on climate change, Boris Johnson will tell the UN on Wednesday as he got a boost from Joe Biden doubling his cash pledge for Cop26. In a speech to the UN General Assembly, the Prime Minister will complete his four-day trip to the US with a candid call for world leaders to go further on fighting global warming. It will complete a series of barbed interventions by Mr Johnson during his US visit, aware that time is running out before the Cop26 climate change conference in November, hosted in Glasgow. “We still cling with part of our minds to the infantile belief that the world was made for our gratification and pleasure and we combine this narcissism with a primitive assumption of our own immortality,” Mr Johnson will say in his UN speech on Wednesday night. “We believe that someone else will clear up the mess we make, because that is what someone else has always done. We trash our habitats again and again with the inductive reasoning that we have got away with it so far, and therefore we will get away with it again.
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