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Bangladeshi Academics Accuse the West of Blowing Climate Funds on Powerpoint Slide Consultants

Unbelievable waste continuing.

Watts Up With That?

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

According to two high profile Bangladeshi academics, the majority of climate funds which reach poor countries are being spent on expensive outside consultants who arrive, show a few powerpoint slides, then leave, with very little genuine benefit to the recipient countries.

Stop sending climate consultants to poor countries – invest in universities instead

As we edge closer to global consensus on climate change and the need to reduce emissions, the focus has moved from debating the science or the need for global action to the responsibility of individual countries to provide assistance to those affected.

Not all countries have same capability to reduce emissions, measure and report progress, or increase resilience against climate change. To make matters worse, the countries that do not have these capabilities, such as Bangladesh, are often the ones that suffer the worst effects of climate change. To breach this gap…

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