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Climate ‘vulnerability index’ to guide UN aid

A climate “vulnerability index” to judge which developing countries are most at risk from global warming and in need of aid is among the proposals submitted to a U.N. body ahead of new climate talks in April.

A climate “vulnerability index” to judge which developing countries are most at risk from global warming and in need of aid is among the proposals submitted to a U.N. body ahead of new climate talks in April.

The proposal is among submissions to the United Nations that also show a deep split between rich and poor countries about how to oversee billions of dollars to help developing nations adapt to impacts such as droughts, heat waves, floods or rising seas.

Developed nations aim to raise climate aid to $100 billion a year from 2020.

But no one knows how the cash, which is far short of the hopes of poor nations, will be distributed.

 
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