Vulnerable nations call for climate ’emergency pact’ at Glasgow summit
Representatives of vulnerable nations and communities called for a climate “emergency pact” at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
In a statement on behalf of the CVF, Hasina called on major greenhouse gas emitters to submit and implement “ambitious” nationally determined contributions. The CVF also called for developed nations to meet their climate finance commitments of putting $100 billion toward the climate crisis, divided equally between mitigation and adaptation efforts.
The CVF also called on those developed nations to equitably distribute sustainability and renewable energy technology, keeping in mind balance with those countries’ development needs. Lastly, the nations said any pact should address existing climate-related damages, including the migrants and refugees created by environmental displacement.
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, in his own remarks, said the allocation of climate finance must do a better job of improving resilience and adaptation for those most vulnerable to climate change’s impacts.
“Currently, just a quarter of climate finance flows towards adaptation — a mere $20.1 billion dollars,” Guterres said. “It is estimated that the adaptation costs to developing countries could rise to as much as $300 billion dollars a year by 2030.”
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