November 22 2022

COP27: Progress despite standstill

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© KEYSTONE/AP/NARIMAN EL-MOFTY "Payment overdue": 10-year-old Nakeeyat Dramani Sam from Ghana calls on industrialized nations at COP27 to pay for climate damage in poorer countries.

The results of the COP27 climate conference are mixed: With the adoption of a Loss & Damage fund, a historic step was taken towards climate justice, but in terms of climate protection, stagnation prevails.

Our comment on COP27: "Although the countries of the global South are the ones that have hardly contributed to climate change, they are the ones most affected by the climate catastrophe - this also applies to young people and future generations. Binding global rules are therefore needed that immediately hold the perpetrators of the crisis accountable." Annette Mokler, Development Policy and Program Coordination Peru and Western Sahara at terre des hommes switzerland

To the media release of Alliance Sud

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