A topic of discussion at Paris Climate Talk 2015 is Hillary Clinton’s 2009 pledge in Copenhagen that rich countries would provide $100 billion by 2020 to help poor countries with climate change. The funding will support projects such as transitioning to cleaner energy sources. An example is implementing a utility scale solar plant in India. Those two questions that come into play are related to money: how to come up with $100 billion and to yield profits from the investment.
But in the years since, as the effects of climate change began to be felt across the globe, poor countries said they saw more and more need for money to simply adapt to their changing environments — everything from sea walls to water desalination plants. World leaders have 12 days to agree on plans to slow global warming.