Rich countries broke their main climate promise to developing nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development confirmed Friday. 

In 2009, high-income countries pledged to deliver $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer countries reduce emissions and prepare for the effects of global warming. 

An OECD report released Friday found they fell short by a magnitude of almost $17 billion in the deadline year, corroborating last year’s estimates. Donor countries aren’t expected to meet the $100 billion target until 2023.

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