UN climate negotiations costing $150 million annually

Posted: November 1, 2018 by oldbrew in Critique, IPCC, Politics

Yet another climate conference?

These people seem to have become addicted to their own process, which invariably just leads to the next meeting, ad infinitum. Hotels and airlines aren’t complaining though.

The cost of United Nations climate summits have ballooned in tandem with the carbon dioxide emissions officials are trying to restrain, according to estimates put together by environmental economist Richard Tol.

Tol estimates that the costs U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) annual negotiations exceed $150 million in the last three years.

The U.N. is also convening an increasing number of climate meetings compared with the late 1990s, according to Tol. However, the costliest negotiations are the annual summits known as the Conference of the Parties (COP).

“If anything, this is an underestimate,” Tol told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

To estimate the annual costs of U.N. climate talks, Tol multiplied the number of meetings by the length of each meeting, the number of participants and travels costs and salaries for government workers.

For example, Tol estimated U.N. climate talks cost about $200 million in 2015, the same year delegates met to hash out the Paris climate accord. Climate negotiations the following year cost slightly more, according to Tol, a professor at the University of Sussex.

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  1. ivan says:

    Only $150 million, I think that a couple of zeros have been lost. Not only is there the real world cost of the junkets but there is also the collateral cost of their ideology being passed on to the tax payers.

  2. Bitter@twisted says:

    Just another UN “jolly” where unelected bureaucrats and climate “scientists” can plan how next to screw the world and their secretary.

  3. oldbrew says:

    This self-perpetuating farce will go on for as long as they can pull the wool over the eyes of enough gullible folk.

  4. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    IPCC delegates seen earlier this year in South Korea

  5. tom0mason says:

    150 million is far too much for keeping the world’s petty bureaucrats employed. There must be something cheaper for them to work on that keeps them from screwing-up the world. Launch a project to count and categorize the global total of human toenail clipping for instance.

  6. oldbrew says:

    That 150 million probably doesn’t include the cost of processing all their expenses claims.

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