Brandon Wu (MPP '10) recently contributed to the Huffington Post with an article titled "Fighting for the Soul of Climate Finance". Brandon is is a senior policy analyst at ActionAid USA. He leads AAUSA's work on international climate change policy, particularly the need for climate finance to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. He also works on tax justice issues.
"As UN climate talks kick off in Poland this week, arguments about money are likely to take center stage. That's nothing new, as the annual conference enters its nineteenth year. But this year's twist to a familiar tale -- concerns about a lack of money to assist developing countries in dealing with the climate crisis -- is a strategic shift by rich countries to a more fundamental, and troublesome, debate about what even counts as 'climate finance'."
Read the full article.