Wealthy Nations: Climate Justice Can’t Wait

The biggest emitters have a responsibility to help the world’s poor address the devastating impacts of climate change.

What to know:

  • Climate change is wreaking havoc on Global South nations, many of whom are without the resources needed to quickly respond.
  • The governments most responsible for the climate crisis have a duty to help poorer countries devastated by its impacts.
  • We need big emitters to step up for the world's poorest: tell rich countries to deliver urgent climate relief: tweet now!

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“... Those who didn't cause the climate crisis, those who aren't responsible for the rising global emissions – they're the ones on the frontlines” - Vanessa Nakate, Ugandan Climate Justice Activist

From scorching heat waves to catastrophic floods, the climate crisis is making life unbearable for millions in the Global South. Unlike the world’s richest countries, most people on Earth are without the resources needed to address its devastating effects.

Over a decade ago, the richest governments most responsible for the climate crisis made a promise to help poorer nations address its effects – pledging to spend 100 billion dollars in annual support by 2020.

Today, rich countries have yet to meet the 100bn target. But even worse, experts are warning this amount is no longer enough to address the worsening climate crisis, and that additional funds are needed to cover losses and damages already incurred by Global South communities.

The term “loss and damage” refers to the devastating impacts of climate change that cannot be avoided or recouped. By 2050, the economic cost of Loss and Damage in developing countries is estimated to be between USD 1 to 1.8 trillion.

With every delay, the scale of the devastation worsens.

Ahead of the COP27 Climate Conference, we’re raising our voices to demand climate justice. Tell rich governments to help Global South communities address the devastation wrought by climate change: tweet now!