"This report describes many of the questions that are under debate in international climate change fora. It aims to inform Congressional decision-making on the magnitude and mechanisms of financial assistance that the United States may provide to low-income countries to address climate change. It identifies rationales presented for enhanced international financing, including commitments made by the wealthy economies to provide financing under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and subsequent agreements. The report then reviews estimated levels of financing needs (Table 1), specific monetary pledges (Table 2), and the variety of proposed mechanisms to generate (Appendix A) and disburse funding. The final section summarizes international financing proposed by the Obama Administration and in bills in the 111th Congress."
CRS Report for Congress, R41500
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