After COP27, Climate Minister Zakia Khattabi reacts, ‘I can’t hide my disappointment’

After COP27, Climate Minister Zakia Khattabi reacts, 'I can't hide my disappointment'

Zakia Khattabi points out that the EU eventually rallied around this fund proposal, whereas, like Belgium, the EU was initially not in favor of it.

“Belgium’s position, in line with the EU, was that we did not want to set up this fund like this, each for different reasons. Flanders because it’s not don’t want to spend a dime on it, The federal government, my government, because it wanted to target aid. fund proposal As originally put on the table, neutrally target states such as Pakistan needs it and China, a major CO2 emitter, which we felt should not have access to these funds. The European proposal made it possible to target the least emitting countries.

But still the European Union accepted the establishment of this fund. “We had to get off” she says, “There divergence of strategy help For the countries of the South but that was resolved in this compromise proposal in which the European Union has decided to join.

This, the minister insists, was not an in-principle opposition to support for southern countries most affected by climate change as some similar aid already exists in Belgium: “VSSome governments have already committed to support the countries most vulnerable to climate change. wallonia previously generated one million euros. At the federal level, within the framework of Belgian cooperation, we are also releasing resources that will be directed towards ,loss and damage Climatic.

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