What a rort! Billions for corrupt regimes
Burma and Bangladesh are the two countries most vulnerable to climate change, according to a report on ABC news this morning.
The report was published on the side-lines of the Copenhagen meeting – and presumably the meeting will push for those countries and their ilk to be given big cash handouts to help combat climate change.
Left-wing organisations like Friends of the Earth are already pushing for poor and “vulnerable” nations to be given huge handouts.
One of the major problems with this approach is that nations like Australia – read taxpayers – would be handing over billions of dollars to the most corrupt regimes in the world.
Bangladesh ranks 139 out of 180 nations and Burma 178 out of 180 on an international corruption index.
So we are expected to hand over our billions to corrupt dictators and despots, with little likelihood the money will ever be properly accounted for.
What a rort.