The wealthiest nations have been accused of betraying the developing world at climate change talks in Bonn. At COP 26 in Glasgow, poorer countries were promised that they would be financially compensated for the impacts of climate change that they cannot adapt to.
The US and Europe have been accused of sidelining the issue.
According to the BBC:
Poorer countries say that at COP26 they were promised that their key demand on loss and damage would be honoured this year.
They believed that a new finance facility to pay for the impacts of climate change that they can’t adapt to, would be set up.
But in Bonn, they say the issue has been side-lined by the US and Europe.
For many participants, loss and damage has become the key issue in the global climate negotiations.
Developing country participants say climate impacts on their countries are more severe than on the richer nations and they have less financial capacity to cope.
“We are already living with loss and damages for the last 25 years,” said Adriana Vasquez Rodriquez from the Association La Ruta del Clima, a Costa Rican environmental group.
“We have families who have lost their houses, their crops, their lives, and no-one is paying for that, we are running out of resources, and at the same time, we are depending on debt.”
The developing nations argue that the climate change they are experiencing has been caused by historic carbon emissions that originated in richer countries. They say that Europe and the US have a responsibility now to pay for these losses and damages.
The US and Europe don’t agree. They fear that if they pay for historic emissions it could put their countries on the hook for billions of dollars for decades or even centuries to come.
The issue came to a head at COP26 in Glasgow where what’s been termed a “delicate compromise” was reached.
The island states and developing countries would agree to the Glasgow climate pact with a big focus on cutting carbon, if the richer nations would finally set up a process that would fund loss and damage.
“The compromise was based on an understanding that countries would be willing to start talking and taking decisions on dealing with how to get that finance flowing for loss and damage,” said Alex Scott from E3G, an environmental think tank.
“And we haven’t seen that come to fruition here. Instead, we’ve seen a workshop set up to talk about how we can fix some of the problems.”
There isn’t a shred of scientific evidence to support the claim that Co2 emissions in so-called richer countries, is having an impact on weather systems in the third world or anywhere else.
Co2 follows temperature. Temperature doesn’t follow Co2. That is an irrefutable scientific fact. The sun drives temperature shifts on this planet. Yet, the sun is mysteriously absent in every one of the pseudo-scientific climate change models underpinning this massive lie.