For nations on the front lines of climate change, a fight for money - and how to spend it

Six years ago, the Green Climate Fund was struggling to pull together its first list of projects before the start of a high-profile Paris climate summit. Created by the United Nations, its mission was to funnel money from wealthy nations to poorer ones to confront climate change. But debate among board members sometimes dragged on as late as 4 a.m.

Foto: AP/Jerome Delay

Finally at a meeting in Zambia, where giraffes and zebras wandered the grounds of the hotel, the board members approved eight projects worth a total of $168 million.

Today, the Green Climate Fund is a different animal...

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