Developing countries at COP27 call for ‘climate justice’ in the form of adaptation and loss and damage funds

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne addresses leaders at the World Summit (Photo via OPM Antigua and Barbuda)

Small island developing states continued denouncing developed countries for not delivering their finance promises.

“We will fight unrelentingly for climate justice, including in the international courts,” warned Gaston Brown, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.

(United Nations News) The second day of COP27’s Climate Implementation Summit saw world leaders raise their voices for concrete action, particularly on adaptation and the thorny issue of loss and damage.

During a high-level event, the COP27 Presidency launched the Sharm el-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda to rally global action around 30 outcomes that are needed to address what the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has described as the climate ‘adaptation gap’.

The agenda would enhance resilience for four billion people living in the most climate vulnerable communities by 2030. It has been dubbed the first comprehensive global adaptation-focused plan to rally both governments and non-State actors behind a shared set of actions. 

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), nearly half the world’s population will be at severe risk of climate change impacts by 2030, even with global warming of just 1.5-degrees.

The plans cover points of action on issues related to food security and agriculture, water and nature, human settlements, oceans, and cities, among others.

COP27 President Sameh Shoukry invited governmental and non-State actors to join the agenda during the Conference and beyond.

Read more at: United Nations News

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