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CLIMATE FINANCE

Checking contentious counting

Wealthy countries failed to meet their US$100 billion climate finance pledge, and research now suggests that they may be further away from their goal than previously thought. Machine coding of finance projects may help settle the debate and could be part of a more rigorous tracking system.

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Roberts, J.T., Weikmans, R. Checking contentious counting. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01483-6

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