COP22 will be about money

Today, Monday, the UN begins its annual climate summit COP22. Last year's summit in Paris was about reaching agreement on ambitions, and the goal this year is to be as concrete as possible and determine the necessary means.

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The expression "show me the money" is best known from the 1996 Tom Cruise romantic comedy, "Jerry Maguire." But it's likely to be used frequently at this year's climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco, where COP22 starts today, Monday. Not because delegates are huge Tom Cruise fans, but because one of the defining themes for the conference will be the financing of climate measures in developing nations. This includes measures to reduce global CO2 emissions as well as the funding of adaptations to climate change, also for developing nations.

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