With the US backing away — haltingly — from international climate negotiations, other countries are stepping up to fill a funding gap at a key international organization, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Donald Trump’s budget proposal last May zeroed out funding for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the IPCC. The blow to the IPCC was a particularly large one — in 2016, the US had supplied the panel with $2 million, which covered 45 percent of its operating costs.
At an IPCC meeting in Montreal last week, governments including the EU, Japan, Australia, the UK, South Korea a
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