PLAY #149: MORE? (MAY 4)

UN OFFICIAL #1 holds up a bucket labeled ‘GREEN CLIMATE FUND.’

UN OFFICIAL #1 jangles the bucket up and down: the sound of shaking change.

 

NOT RIGHT NOWS walk past, a stream of people in suits.

 

 

UN OFFICIAL #1

Have you got a minute to fulfill your obligations to the Green Climate Fund?

No?

No problem!

 

UN OFFICIAL #2

I thought these countries already promised the money.

 

UN OFFICIAL #1

They did.

 

UN OFFICIAL #2

So what gives?

 

UN OFFICIAL #1

We need at least 50% of the promised funds

before we can use any of the Green Climate Fund

some countries have put their money with their mouths are

but we’re still waiting for more from others

(looks at the NOT RIGHT NOWS)

Japan

Australia

Canada

haven’t fulfilled their pledges yet.

 

UN OFFICIAL #2

We don’t even have half of the promised money?

 

UN OFFICIAL #1

Not yet.

 

UN OFFICIAL #2

But I thought the end of April was the deadline.

 

UN OFFICIAL #1

It was.

 

UN OFFICIAL #2

Isn’t this urgent?

Can’t we count on countries to be more responsible than students writing papers?

 

UN OFFICIAL #1

It’s complex.

We’ll get there.

 

UN OFFICIAL #2

When?

 

UN OFFICIAL #1 shrugs.

UN OFFICIAL #1 shakes the tin.

NOT RIGHT NOWS stream past.

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