29 May, 2023
Category : Power Shift in the News | tags: CarbonBrief
Much of east Africa continues to face the devastating impacts of an ongoing drought that has stretched for more than two years and the resulting famine.
...Mohamed Adow, director of the Power Shift Africa thinktank in Kenya, said the findings reinforce why climate change is “the world’s biggest and gravest injustice issue”.
He added that such disasters highlight why it is “so important” for developed countries to pay for the “loss and damage” caused by climate change, such as the loss of lives during a drought. At the last UN climate summit, COP27, a historic deal was reached to set up a specific fund for loss and damage. “We need to see countries paying into it so that financial support can urgently reach those on the frontlines,” Adow told Carbon Brief.