Commenting on the EU proposal on loss and damage funding, Teresa Anderson, Global Lead on Climate Justice at ActionAid International, said:
“The EU has made a proposal which might, on the surface, seem like a breakthrough to establish a fund that could help communities cope with loss and damage, and that also seems to champion the 1.5°C target. But a closer look reveals so many conditions in the package that it is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
“We are concerned that developing countries are being asked to choose between funding for loss and damage for a small number of countries, and funding for mitigation to stay below the 1.5°C target. That’s a murderous choice to force them to make, and either option could be disastrous for the planet.
“The G77 proposal is far stronger in both content, process and real outcomes for the people living on the frontlines of the climate crisis.”
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