17 January, 2023
Category : Power Shift in the News | tags: Climate Home News
“Don’t fail us.” That was the message on some of the placards brandished by campaigners at Cop27 demanding rich countries pay into a loss and damage fund.
The climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh delivered what vulnerable countries had asked for: a decision to establish a bespoke fund to help climate victims recover from disasters.
...But as Mohamed Adow, a long-time campaigner in the UN climate process and director of Power Shift Africa, put it: the fund is currently an empty vessel.
“The next task is to get money flowing through it to the frontline communities that need it.” And on that, the message from the climate frontlines stands: “Don’t fail us.”