Oxfam reaction to UK government announcement of £290m in climate finance

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Tommy Trenchard

A man wades through the flooded streets of Pemba after torrential rain that followed cyclone Kenneth's arrival in northern Mozambique in April 2019

In response to the UK government announcement of £290 million in climate finance, Tracy Carty, head of Oxfam’s COP26 delegation said:

“While we welcome the UK committing new finance to help countries deal with the disastrous impacts of climate change, it’s deeply ironic that on the day the COP focuses on Loss & Damage, the UK as host has earmarked just £1m for this.

“It’s unconscionable to leave developing countries footing the bill for a climate crisis they did least to cause and progress on climate finance is one of the litmus tests of COP26. A test that at this rate, world leaders are at serious risk of failing.”


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