Tottenham’s kids gain revenge on Colchester with EFL Trophy shoot-out win

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S kids have gained a slice of revenge on Colchester just a fortnight after Mauricio Pochettino’s seniors were humiliated by the League Two minnows.The U’s famously dumped the Premier League giants out of the Carabao Cup last month on penalties after holding the North London side to a goalless draw.6 Tottenham’s young guns gained revenge on Colchester in the EFL Trophy after the seniors suffered Carabao Cup humiliation there a fortnight agoCredit: Getty ImagesBut Spurs’ U21s held their nerve tonight from the spot as they travelled to the scene of that upset in the EFL Trophy.Colchester looked like they were about to inflict more misery on Tottenham after Luke Norris gave them the lead.However, Tashan Oakley-Boothe’s second half strike was enough to earn a draw in the Group A clash – which ensured a shoot-out to determine who would earn an additional point.But despite the hosts featuring five of the side that became cup heroes two weeks’ ago, it was the visitors, managed by Wayne Burnett, that triumphed 6-5 after sudden death as Brandon Comley fired wide for Colchester.And as Spurs announced the final result on Twitter, that led to much mocking from rival supporters while others demanded that Poch call-up the youngsters to the first-team after they achieved what their elders could not.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerOne fan responded: “Sack the first team and replace them with these lads.”Another wrote: “Play them all v watford. At least they care.”A fellow fan commented: “PROMOTE THEM IMMEDIATELY.”As another said: “Start them next Saturday please.”However, not everyone was as positive as the mickey-takers were also out in force.“Announce DVD, we’ve managed a win against the mighty Colchester,” said one response.Any asked: “Is it true the spurs development squad will take on Bayern’s first team next week followed by Brighton?”As another simply summed up by writing: “That’s typical Spurs.”6 6 6 6 6last_img read more

6 Things to Look for on Finance at the Paris Climate Negotiations

first_img CA$30 Spain UK 2015 and 2016 Doubling Source: WRI CompilationEarlier climate finance announcements in 2015 Over next five years, from existing aid budget 2016 $45.10 Norway EU ¥1.3 trillion (c. $10.6 billion) €540 million New Zealand $200 million Over next four years, most of which for Pacific nations € 1.60 Green Climate Fund pledge, by 2020, on condition of progress on forestry finance in the Fund (original GCF pledge: $258 million) Country $51.18 Switzerland £5.8 billion Amount Doubling 2016, counting both public and private, an increase of €100 million compared to 2015. $11.50 $6 Average per year up to 2020, more than doubling from current level, all grants. Ireland Country $53 Canada Total US$ (millions) $22.40 France By 2020, from both public and private sources (no detail on breakdown). Current level: ¥1 trillion (c. $8.2 billion) TOTAL 2015 and 2016 Luxembourg €120 million Source: WRI Compilation based on this report $8 million Details Canada Japan Nearly double By 2020, current level €3bn/year. Additional €2 billion loans. €370 million grants mainly for adaptation. Between 2014 and 2020. Details 2016-2021, public climate finance, doubling from 2014 levels to £880 million in 2020. Source: WRI Compilation based on this reportLeast Developed Countries Fund pledges made on 30 Novembercenter_img £30 Sweden 2016 compared to 2015, bilateral finance. Sweden Netherlands Germany UK 2016 By 2020 (has given €1.4 billion over last four years) 2015 to 2018 2016 Poland To Green Climate Fund, by 2020 Denmark by 2020 France €25 $248 $1 billion Italy CA$2.65 billion Finance will be one of the big issues discussed at the UN climate negotiations over the next two weeks. Funding is essential to enable developing countries to undertake ambitious action, both in terms of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to the devastating impacts of a warming world. It will be important to watch for six signs in particular to gauge progress, including:1) Confirmation that support will continue to flow at scaleIn 2009, developed countries made a commitment to mobilize $100 billion in climate finance a year by 2020 from a variety of sources, both public and private. We are now more than halfway towards that deadline, and developing countries are looking for evidence that donors are on track. Yesterday, at the opening day of the summit, heads of state from Canada, Spain, Norway, Australia and Japan announced increases in their climate finance by 2020, demonstrating some progress towards the target. They join other European countries and multilateral development banks who made announcements earlier in the year (see summary tables below). However, methodological questions remain about what types of finance to count, and how it should be counted. Donors need to provide the details behind the headline numbers to build trust that they are delivering on their pledges. Look out for potential further finance announcements as negotiations proceed. To ensure funding continues to scale up after 2020, the Paris Agreement should include language that commits countries to increasing finance beyond the level of $100 billion a year.2) Recognition of the growing number of countries that contribute climate financeThe scale of the climate challenge means that all countries—both developed and developing—need to be taking action domestically including improving their policy frameworks to attract green investment and scaling down support for high-emissions activities like coal-fired power plants. Encouragingly, a growing number of developing countries are also showing willingness to provide international support. South Korea, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Chile, Indonesia and Mongolia have all contributed to the Green Climate Fund, and last month, China announced that it would provide ¥20 billion ($3.1 billion) in climate finance through its South-South Cooperation Fund. Look out for language that recognizes that, over time, a growing group of countries will become contributors of climate finance.3) Increased funding for adaptationOne of the most important issues for a huge number of vulnerable countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America is funding for adaptation. Yet adaptation finance has lagged behind funding for mitigation, receiving, at best, a quarter of mobilized climate finance. Donors showed some recognition of the need to increase this, with 11 countries yesterday announcing pledges totaling $248 million to the Least Developed Countries Fund (see details in table below), which helps the poorest nations with adaptation. The Paris agreement will need to ensure this trend continues. One option would be a commitment to balance the allocation of public funding between mitigation and adaptation. African countries have also asked for a doubling of current levels of adaptation finance to $32 billion by 2020, so there may be a numerical goal. Also watch for language about prioritizing grant finance for the poorest and most vulnerable countries.4) Improved reporting of finance flowsAccurate and transparent reporting is important for holding donor governments accountable for meeting their funding pledges, and ensuring that the money is used in transformative ways. The current reporting system lacks coherence and universality, so look for provisions requiring all countries to report every two years on the finance provided or received, as well as domestic efforts to attract climate-friendly investment and shift funding from high- to low-emissions activities.5) A finance cycle to ensure funding is regularly increasedDeveloping countries need to know that climate finance will continue to grow in a predictable way so that they can make long-term plans. Look out for a finance cycle in the Paris agreement, which could include a regular assessment of the levels of finance flowing and how well this is meeting the mitigation and adaptation goals of the agreement. Countries could then set targets for replenishing the Green Climate Fund and other multilateral climate funds.6) Signals on the need to shift trillionsSignificant amounts of climate finance are flowing in the global economy, through bilateral and multilateral public funds, but the majority comes as private investments (in 2014, the UN climate convention’s Standing Committee on Finance estimated global total climate finance flows to be between $340-650 billion). However, trillions of dollars, not just billions, are needed to address climate change. So look out for language on the need to ensure all finance flows – both public and private – are shifted from high emissions to low-emissions activities, and from risky to resilient projects.Finance is one of the big issues in the negotiations, in part, because it is one of the most contentious. Resolving differences won’t be easy, but progress on finance is essential for enabling greater ambition in emissions reductions and ensuring urgent adaptation needs are met. Yesterday’s announcements by world leaders sent positive signals. It’s now up to negotiators to follow their guidance.Heads of State climate finance announcements for developing countries on 30 November By 2020, doubling from current level. Germany CHF 6.25 $22.10 Over next five years, public climate finance, CA$800 million in 2020 2016 2015 €2 billion US Year(s) 2015 and 2016 $1.80 $26.50 Country SEK 100 Total (original currency, millions) Amount DKK 156 $2 €5.37 billion Finland $6.40 € 6 2015 c.€4 billion Australia € 50last_img read more