Aboard the papal plane, 24 May, 2023 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
Caritas Uganda officials have called on developed nations to owner their pledge to contribute to the loss and damage fund, which they made during the United Nations 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt in last November.
In their messages for the 2023 Laudato Si’ Week, Caritas Uganda’s Policy and Advocacy Specialist and the Humanitarian Emergency Coordinator, Aguti Betty Rose and Christine Laura Okello, respectively, emphasize the need for developed nations to help African nations overcome climate challenge.
Christine Laura Okello (left) and Aguti Betty Rose (right). Credit: ACI Africa
The last the global decision-making body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP27 that was held in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt from 6 November 2022 to 18 November 2022 concluded with “a historic decision” to put in place and operationalize a Loss and Damage Fund that would see developed countries across the globe contribute to the kitty aimed at supporting developing countries that are facing the devastating effects of climate change.
Details on the operationalization of the fund are to be agreed upon at the November 2023 COP28.