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Poorer nations must be transparent over climate spending, says COP29 leader

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🗞️ Driving the news: Mukhtar Babayev, Azerbaijan's ecology minister and upcoming leader of the Cop29 UN climate summit, emphasized the need for developing nations to enhance transparency in their climate finance accounting
• This transparency is vital to build trust among nations as they seek significant financial support for combating climate change

🔭 The context: Babayev's comments highlight the challenges in securing climate finance, particularly from wealthier nations, which are skeptical of contributing large sums without clear accountability
• The upcoming Cop29 summit in Baku will focus on setting new goals for climate finance, aiming to support poorer nations in their greenhouse gas reduction efforts and adaptation strategies

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Effective transparency in climate finance is critical for ensuring that funds are used appropriately to combat climate change
• This accountability is necessary to foster trust between developing and developed countries, crucial for global cooperation in addressing environmental challenges

⏭️ What's next: At Cop29, nations will negotiate over the mechanisms of climate finance and transparency
• Success in these talks could lead to more robust international cooperation and financial commitments, helping to achieve global climate goals

💬 One quote: “It’s very important to build this correct, good and honest trust between the parties,” said Mukhtar Babayev.

📈 One stat: Oil and gas account for over 90% of Azerbaijan's exports, emphasizing the country's economic reliance on fossil fuels.

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