Comments on: Europe will hike climate finance spending, insists Cañete https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/europe-will-hike-climate-finance-spending-insists-canete/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:29:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: martin.kaspar https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/europe-will-hike-climate-finance-spending-insists-canete/#comment-332817 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:36:05 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1205412#comment-332817 @anders: Such a report exists already:
https://www.eca.europa.eu/Lists/ECADocuments/SR13_17/SR13_17_EN.pdf
Maybe a bit old by now, but still relevant.

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By: Mike Parr https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/europe-will-hike-climate-finance-spending-insists-canete/#comment-332816 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:02:25 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1205412#comment-332816 To address climate (& energy) problems in Africa requires a bottom-up approach. Supporting companies and organisations that work directly with people living in African countries. This automatically implies, small scale/village scale.

Unfortunately this fits badly with the top-down approach favoured by both the EU and African politics. The EU has an apparatus that deals better with large projects/large companies. African politicos prefer this way of working since it opens up the prospect of “brown envelopes”.

Taking South Africa as an example – the very successful renewables programme in that country is stalled – because of the growing recognition that it will reduce/eliminate the flow of brown envelopes which funds both politics and lifestyles.

These problems could be overcome – but it would need organisational and attitudinal changes within the EC coupled to a political approach to African countries that many would find “uncomfortable”. In the meantime, some companies/orgs just get on with it and by-pass both the EU and what passes for politics in African countries.

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By: anders https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/europe-will-hike-climate-finance-spending-insists-canete/#comment-332807 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:10:55 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1205412#comment-332807 @editor adaptation 😉
then why the European Court of Auditors does not make a report to see where is spent the money that goes to foreign aid for climate change adaptation? Ohh yes I am sorry. This is not politically correct. Apologies CoA 😉

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