The UN’s key reform agency UNDP attacks a critical scrutiny carried out by important donors of the organisation. Some donors use the study as a tool when deciding on support to multilateral agencies. Three other agencies are covered in the study, but only UNDP has chosen a confrontational line.
Finland must decide whether climate aid promised in the Copenhagen Accord should come on top of the country’s planned aid increases towards 0.7 per cent of GNI by 2015. Members of the multi-party Development Policy Committee are divided in their message to the government.
Little Norway stands shoulder to shoulder with the US with its pledge to spend USD 1 billion on forest climate projects over three years. Sweden, Denmark and Finland were among 54 countries at a forest conference hosted by France. None of them announced new funds for REDD.