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Developed nations ‘hiding behind’ need for more information on losses and damages when the evidence is clear, says ActionAid

Commenting on loss and damage negotiations at COP27 after the first week, Teresa Anderson, Global Lead for Climate Justice at ActionAid International, said:

“We’ve heard endless speeches from developed nations saying they care, but all they want to do is kick the can down the road when it comes to establishing a financing facility to address loss and damage. Yet again they’re hiding behind the need for more information on climate impacts. But the evidence is clear. They’ve played this card for years, and we can all see straight through it.

“It’s frustrating because as rich countries keep delaying, millions are losing their lives and livelihoods to climate change. Ministers arriving next week have the authority to step up and meet their political and moral responsibility, and to finally agree to a new financing facility to address loss and damage.”

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About ActionAid

ActionAid is a global federation working with more than 15 million people living in more than 40 of the world’s poorest countries. We want to see a just, fair, and sustainable world, in which everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and oppression. We work to achieve social justice and gender equality and to eradicate poverty.