Leaders of countries parched by climate change are calling for an urgent financial lifeline from richer nations at the COP27 summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
At the meeting, nations most susceptible to climate change joined forces to demand that richer countries foot the tab for damage caused by sea level rise, drought, and major storms.
Addressing the summit on Tuesday, Bahamas Prime Minister, Philip Davies urged nations to “get real”, saying that acting on climate change is in everyone’s self-interest.
Leaders of African nations also called for support. President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo said the continent needs money to adapt to climate change. “No-one will win if Africa loses”
Earlier this week UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and Pakistani Prime Minister, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, met to “define a clear road map” to deal with the loss and damage in Pakistan, an institutional framework which includes financing.
Leaders of African nations also called for support. Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo said the continent needs money to adapt to climate change.
“The climate emergency can be reduced to two basic concepts – time and temperature. It’s getting too hot and there is barely time to slow and reverse it,” Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano said.