Taoiseach announces €10 million donation to COP27 global fund
The Taoiseach has announced Ireland is donating €10 million to a global fund to help countries affected by climate disasters.
The Global Shield initiative, led by Germany, is being established to help communities in poor and vulnerable countries to recover from flooding or drought events.
Micheál Martin is expected to highlight climate injustice when he addresses world leaders at the Cop27 summit in Egypt later.
A Loss and Damage fund is high on the agenda at this year’s event, which urges wealthier nations to help poorer countries who are suffering the brunt of climate change.
Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent, Caroline O’Doherty, says the Taoiseach will highlight inequality suffered by developing countries:
“Speaking to him yesterday, he does want to certainly raise the issue of the disparity between the poor countries who didn’t use fossil fuels are underdeveloped and are taking the worst effects of climate change and the rich countries who did use of fossil fuels who are heavy carbon emitters, and who don’t want to pay for the damage caused to those who are suffering. That’s the loss and damage clause if you like that’s now on the agenda of this cop Summit.”