Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund
Bahrain – one of the world’s most oil-rich nations – has applied to the international Green Climate Fund for $9.8m for its National Oil and Gas Authority, raising questions over whether taxpayer-funded assistance for poor countries is reaching its intended targets.
The kingdom has requested funding for water conservation work to be carried out by its national oil and gas company, which it says is necessary to protect against water scarcity in future – a problem that is likely to grow worse around the world as a consequence of climate change.
Original Title: Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/17/bahrain-applies-to-green-climate-fund-to-help-clean-up-waste-from-fossil-fuels