Friday, February 23, 2024
HomeEnvironmentClimate Justice Advocates commend operationalization of Loss and Damage Fund at COP28

Climate Justice Advocates commend operationalization of Loss and Damage Fund at COP28

PUBLISHED BY

Malawi’s climate justice advocates are lauding a significant stride forward in addressing the repercussions of climate change on the world’s most vulnerable nations following the operationalization of Loss and Damage Fund at COP28.


The opening day of the 28th Conference of Parties to the UN (COP28) in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai, witnessed multiple countries pledging to the loss and damage fund, which was established last year in Egypt to aid nations grappling with climate change impacts.

The United Arab Emirates and Germany have each committed $100 million, with the United States pledging $17 million, Japan committing $10 million, Italy pledging $18 million, and the United Kingdom promising $76 million.

In an interview from the United Arab Emirates, Julius Ng’oma, the National Coordinator of CISONECC, expressed his enthusiasm for the operationalization of the loss and damage fund, underscoring its positive implications for Malawi.

“It is a welcome decision and an encouraging one for African countries, especially the least developed nations that bear the brunt of climate-induced loss and damage. This marks a significant victory for Malawi, which has experienced severe climate change impacts, including cyclones, in recent years,” said Ng’oma.

COP28
Ng’oma: It is a welcome decision

Ng’oma hopes that the financial pledges will quickly transform into commitments, ensuring timely assistance to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in countries like Malawi.

In a separate interview from the UAE, Mathews Malata, a prominent Climate Justice Champion, described the operationalization of the loss and damage fund as a positive development for developing countries.

However, Malata called for persistence in the journey, anticipating challenges for the fund.

Malata added that the global community anticipates many tough battles ahead, but the operationalization of the loss and damage fund stands as a beacon of hope in the collective effort to address the urgent challenges posed by climate change.

Malawi's climate justice advocates are lauding a significant stride forward in addressing the repercussions of climate change on the world's most vulnerable nations following the operationalization of Loss and Damage Fund at COP28.
Malata: There are many tough battles ahead

“Good start, let the funds begin to flow, and pledges should be significant and target the most vulnerable countries. We should expect hitches, but we will get better. Also, very important to keep in mind that it is a great milestone but not an end to the struggle. We must fight on,” said Malata.

Emphasizing the importance of maintaining a focus on emissions reduction, Malata stressed, “Reducing carbon emissions and limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees should always be the priority. False and temporary solutions should not replace just and sustainable ones because we know that whatever amount they contribute will not cover the recovery and disaster risk reduction financing gaps.”

COP28 UAE is taking place at Expo City Dubai from November 30-December 12, 2023. The Conference is expected to convene over 70,000 participants, including heads of state, government officials, international industry leaders, private sector representatives, academics, experts, youth, and non-state actors.

In 2023, more than 500 lives were lost, and much infrastructure was damaged following the deadliest Cyclone Freddy in Malawi.

Sosten Mpinganjira
Sosten Mpinganjirahttps://nthandatimes.com
Sosten Mpinganjira is a news reporter with a track record of delivering timely and accurate news stories. With vast experience working with renowned news electronic, press, and online outlets, he has honed his reporting skills and has a deep understanding of the media landscape. When he's not chasing stories, John enjoys exploring new destinations and staying updated on the latest technological advancements. He has a knack for delivering breaking news with accuracy and insight. He is dedicated to keeping his readers informed about current events and trends that shape our world.

RELATED ARTICLES

TRANSFORM Project rekindles hope for sustained environment in Mzimba

As one way of conserving the environment, Total Land Care (TLC) is mobilizing communities to mould energy saving cooking stoves in Sabili Ng'oma village in the area of Traditional authority (T/A) Mabulabo in Mzimba district.

Traditional leader urges children to be proactive on issues of climate justice

Traditional Authority (TA) January of Thyolo district has urged learners in his area to be on the forefront in championing issues of climate justice as the district intends to plant 1,5 million trees in the current forestry season.

Schools urged to embrace tree-planting to cushion disaster impacts

Mchinji-based organization, Youth Alliance for Sustainable Development (YASD), has urged schools in the district to commit to planting trees around their premises to mitigate the effects of natural disasters like rainstorms.

Youth Organization urges Mchinji communities to plant trees for gains

A local youth-led organization, Youth Alliance for Sustainable Development (YASD) has urged people in Mchinji district to embrace tree planting as a way of earning income to fight chronic poverty in the district.

Latest Posts

popular posts

Mchinji’s agriculture committee emphasises on collaboration

Mchinji District Agriculture Extension Coordination Committee (DAECC) has stressed the need for strong relationships and collaboration among stakeholders to sustain agriculture initiatives being implemented in the district.

Woman drags Nankhumwa to court over child maintenance issues

A little known woman, Letina Kamwamba, has dragged Leader of Opposition and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential aspirant, Kondwani Nankhumwa, to court over child maintenance issues.

2024 Aviator Strategy and Tips to Win (TESTED AND VERIFIED)

With the recent surge of users on Premierbet Malawi Aviator; we keep seeing many Facebook and Twitter posts about whether there’s a strategy of some sort for the Aviator game. We haven’t seen any definite answers to this which pushed us to answer this, using a program that compiles the results and gives you an idea of different strategies and numbers to try on Aviator.

MCP publicist Reverend Maurice Munthali resigns

Publicity Secretary for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Reverend Maurice Munthali has resigned from his position, citing the prevailing governance atmosphere marred by persistent corruption allegations and related scandals as reasons for his resignation.

MK17.28bn Mzuzu Civic Office Complex construction at 45%

Plem Construction Limited (PCL) has disclosed that progress of the construction of the first ever Mzuzu Civic Office Complex is at 45 percent.
Nthanda Times