COP27 ‘loss and damage’ fund: What’s in it for South Asia?
26 November 2022 | 10:24 am
The deal to set up a fund to compensate poorer countries being hit by climate change is viewed as a positive development, but many remain skeptical as it's not clear who would pay for it and who would benefit.
As African countries at the COP27 climate summit say wealthy nations haven't done enough to stop them from having to develop their oil industries, we ask how renewable sources can be used to lift people out of poverty on the African continent.
For the African Group, COP27 should be about advancing the implementation of the National Determined Contributions (NDCs), including adaptation and mitigation efforts and delivery of finance to enhance implementation.
The European Commission’s energy supremo, Estonian Kadri Simson, recently visited Ukraine to discuss what can be done to help energy infrastructure damaged in Russian missile attacks. She details plans to transfer specialised machinery and devices to Ukraine through a dedicated fund. The Commissioner also updates us on the negotiations among EU member states on a possible price cap on gas imports – a potential response to Europe's energy crisis.
Climate change is a global threat, but countries in Asia are particularly vulnerable. We speak to Melati Wijsden, a climate youth leader and the founder of YOUTHTOPIA, about her mission to eliminate plastic waste and inspire other young people to become actors for change.
Armen Georgian's panel of MEPs debates whether the EU's climate goals at Sharm el-Sheikh are ambitious enough, and whether the EU is stepping up when it comes to climate finance and loss and damage for poorer countries. The panelists also ponder how the EU might make its own energy policy more efficient and cohesive.
At the UN climate summit in Egypt, developing nations are calling for richer countries to finally pay their fair share for the damage caused by their emissions. Scientists are warning that the window to avoid climate catastrophe is closing rapidly.
The German embassy in Cairo accused Egyptian security officials of monitoring and filming events at the German pavilion in the climate conference venue. Berlin has used its presence to highlight human rights issues. The German embassy in Cairo accused Egyptian security officials of monitoring and filming events at the German pavilion in the climate conference venue. Berlin has used its presence to highlight human rights issues.
The initiative aims to get cash quickly to communities in low-income countries struck by climate disaster. But critics call it a "distraction" from a real loss and damage fund.
South Africa approves a funding plan for phasing out coal-based power. However, the hundreds of millions in loans have some citizens worried about supersizing the nation's debt.
"The world is on a highway to climate hell" and has the choice between "a climate solidarity pact or a collective suicide pact". With each passing climate summit, the words of the UN Secretary General grow increasingly alarming.
In tonight's show: as the COP27 climate summit holds its Gender Day, we ask why women in the Global South are disproportionately affected by climate change. We also speak to our regional correspondent about the millions of people waiting for international aid in Ethiopia's northern Tigray province. Finally, we take a look at the African teams heading to this year's World Cup in Qatar.
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