POSTED November 9, 2021
COP26: how are vulnerable nations reacting to the climate conversation?
A call for help to the most vulnerable countries at the 26th UN Climate change conference
In the final week of Glasgow COP26 (United Nations Climate Change Conference), leaders of vulnerable countries are imploring others to keep their promises to support nations at risk of facing life-altering challenges due to climate change.
Vulnerable countries face floods, wildfires and rising seas, which could put many lives and livelihoods at risk. “It is not just future generations at risk,” says Sonam Wangdi, chair of the LDC (Least Developed Countries) Group, representing 46 nations. “Already homes are being lost to sea level rise in the Pacific. Climate change-induced famine is taking lives in Madagascar. And floods have displaced millions in Bangladesh.”
The LDC group is looking for improved commitments to bolder 2030 emission-reductions targets.
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