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COP27 ended with the launch of a new ‘loss and damage’ fund, which will provide financial assistance to poor nations stricken by climate disaster. But this money is unlikely to reach fragile communities in areas affected by conflict. These communities are also the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and the least ready to adapt.
So the more unstable a state, the less climate finance it receives. And that’s despite the fact that ‘Least Developed Countries’ – many of which are conflict-affected states – were prioritised in the Paris Agreement for support.
In this episode – the final in our three-part COP27 series – we hear about the unique challenges facing conflict-affected communities when it comes to climate adaptation. What can be done to support them and ensure COP27 commitments are delivered?
- Sara Pantuliano (host), Chief Executive, ODI
- His Excellency Abdirahman Abdishakur, Special Envoy for Humanitarian & Drought Response in Somalia
- Robert Mardini, Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC);
- Rebecca Nadin, Director of the Global Risks and Resilience programme, ODI
- Climate adaptation investments in conflict-affected states
- Embracing discomfort: a call to enable finance for climate-change adaptation in conflict settings
- Exploring the conflict blind spots in climate adaptation finance in the Sahel and Horn of Africa
- Think Change episode 14: climate loss and damage – who should pay?
- Think Change episode 13: how do we solve the fossil fuel problem?