Rijke landen moeten méér doen om de klimaatverandering tegen te gaan. Dat zegt ontwikkelingsorganisatie Oxfam aan het slot van de 22e klimaatconferentie van de VN in Marrakech. Ook de Belgische regering schiet volgens Oxfam tekort.
The United Nations’ climate conference in Marrakech did little to fix the Agreement’s biggest flaws that leave poor and climate-vulnerable countries in danger, said Oxfam.
Brigitte Gloire, climate policy expert at Oxfam-Solidariteit:
“This was billed as a conference for action and implementation of the Paris Agreement. Instead, we saw a stubborn refusal from developed country ministers and negotiators to fill the adaptation finance gap and face the fact that the Agreement doesn’t fully protect lives that will suffer the most from climate change. The Paris Agreement was undoubtedly historic, but millions of people facing extreme and erratic weather can’t afford to keep waiting. Oxfam hopes the 'Pacific COP' in 2017 focuses the world's attention on the risk that small islands in the Pacific and elsewhere face, and truly delivers the actions and support needed by climate-vulnerable people everywhere.”
The Marrakech negotiations welcomed the “submission” of the Roadmap that donor countries produced, which projects that by 2020, a mere 20% of the climate finance pot would come from public funds towards adaptation.
De Belgische regering aarzelt van haar kant. De laatste jaren is het engagement van ons land in de strijd tegen klimaatverandering zelfs gedaald.
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Oxfam is calling on developed countries to listen to poor countries, who often suffer first and most from the consequences of climate change.
“The international community should be inspired by the example of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a group of forty-seven countries most at risk, who announced their commitment to 100 percent renewable energy. We need developed countries to live up to their end of the bargain.”