Commenting on the news that loss and damage funding has been added to the COP27 agenda, as climate negotiations begin in Egypt, Teresa Anderson, Global Lead for Climate Justice at ActionAid, said:
“As climate talks kick off in Egypt today, news that funding for countries being ravaged by climate change will be firmly on the agenda sends an important message that loss and damage is a huge issue that isn’t going away.”
“Richer nations can no longer ignore the plight of millions of people losing their lives and livelihoods to climate change. It’s unbelievable that as it stands communities like those in Pakistan being impacted by extreme flooding can’t access any UN funding to rebuild and recover. This COP27, governments must finally agree to setting up a financing facility to address loss and damage and give hope to those living through the reality of climate change every day.”
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