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Climate Justice is Financial Justice
November 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Exploring Loss and Damage – What it Means and What We can Do
As world leaders gather at COP27, you may have heard the term ‘loss and damage’ and campaigners calling for financial justice or reparations.
The impacts of climate change – like the devastation caused by flooding in Pakistan this summer – are already with us. These impacts are referred to as ‘losses and damages’ in international negotiations and, undoubtedly, can only be mitigated with vast amounts of money.
Of course, ‘loss and damage’ does not affect all populations equally and, unjustly, those who have contributed the least to the climate crisis are paying the heaviest price – with their lives and with loss of habitat, livelihoods, homes, health, culture, identity and biodiversity – especially in the Global South.
Meanwhile, fossil fuel prices in the UK are increasing, and the cost of living crisis is worsening, meaning many people on low incomes are being pushed into poverty and those already in poverty are suffering even more.
What is happening at COP27 and what can the COP negotiations – now and in the future – really deliver in terms of financial justice? Where is the $100 billion a year promised by 2020 to countries most vulnerable to climate breakdown? And, crucially, what can we do?
Join us to hear from prominent campaigners from both the Global North and Global South who have been watching COP27 closely and will help unpack these complicated issues, put them into the context of real-life impacts, and point us to solutions towards which we can move together, on the path to climate justice.
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