in order to strike a climate deal
At a global climate meeting in London on July 10, South African Environment Minister Barbara Creecy introduced a bill to the richest countries: More than $750 Billion annually. This money will be used to help poor countries to move away from fossil fuels, and to protect them from global warming.
The number received silence from the U.S. According to Zaheer Fakir (an adviser to Ms. Creecy), Climate Envoy John Kerry was not available for comment. Others Western officials stated that they were not ready to talk about such an enormous sum.