Nairobi, 15 November, 2021 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Failure by global leaders to include loss and damage financing in the final COP26 agreement is “deeply disappointing,” the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire has said.
In a Sunday, November 14 report, Trócaire official describes the failure as a “missed opportunity” by the powerful nations who have contributed most to climate change.
In the report, Trócaire’s Head of Policy and Advocacy, Siobhan Curran, who attended COP26, says, “The deal fails to show solidarity in supporting shattered communities recover and rebuild after climate disasters.”
“There were huge expectations that COP26 would be the moment when wealthy countries stepped up and acknowledged they have done most to cause the climate crisis,” Ms. Curran says.
She adds in reference to leaders of wealthy countries, “They have turned their backs on indigenous communities, small-scale farmers, women and girls who desperately need support to recover and rebuild after climate disasters. This is a matter of great injustice.”