Wallonia will provide one million euros of specific and unprecedented support to enable the most vulnerable countries to cope with the harm and damages associated with climate change, Walloon Climate Minister Philip Henry announced on Saturday in the context of COP26 in Glasgow.
Subject of loss and damage (“loss and damage“) is at the center of talks at COP26, which plays an extension on Saturday in Scotland. It concerns the loss, if any, of irreversible, climate change, beyond a country’s ability to adapt to it.
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Countries in the north are reluctant to engage too much on the issue, fearing the establishment of a third pillar of international climate finance (after mitigation and adaptation), which multiplies legal actions to gain damages.
At the start of COP26, Scotland, through its Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, made an unexpected announcement of one million pounds (about 1.2 million euros) to finance losses and damages to the countries of the south. A surprising and original announcement.
This is an important gesture in sync with the similar commitment of the Scottish Government
So this Saturday, it is up to Wallonia to follow in Scotland’s footsteps, putting a million euros on the table of losses and damages in return.
,This is an important gesture in sync with the similar commitment of the Scottish Government. Implementation modalities will be coordinated between the two climate ministers of these regions“, explains Belga Agency to the Walloon Minister, who precisely participated in the negotiations at COP26 on the aspect of harm and loss.
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