Copenhagen: Oxfam heartened by Secretary Clinton's climate aid commitment

“If such public financing is put on the table, it could truly move us closer to a global deal on climate change.”
David Waskow
Spokesperson for Oxfam International
Published: 17 December 2009

David Waskow, spokesperson for Oxfam International said:

“We are heartened by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s commitment to significant financial resources of $100 billion dollars a year by 2020 to help developing countries weather the negative impacts of climate change.

“It is absolutely crucial that this funding come from public sources in developed countries and be additional to current development assistance commitments. Private financing is no substitute for public investment in the resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable communities.”

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