The G7’s repetition of an old promise – to provide $100bn (£72bn) a year to countries vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis – represented, according to Malik Amin Aslam, climate minister to Pakistan, “peanuts in the face of catastrophe”. At Cop26, “climate finance” will be a hot topic. It’s time for the world’s richest countries to put their money where their mouths are, and really look at what they can do to finance change. We’ve all heard the phrase “net zero by 2050”. These kinds of unambitious targets lull us into a sense of security, a false impression that the climate crisis is not an urgent issue. That may be easy for us in the UK, where rising sea levels won’t mean that we immediately see major climate devastation in our backyards. Other countries, such as island communities like the Maldives, where the highest point is only 2.4m above sea level, don’t have this privilege. The endless need for resources to maintain our carbon-intensive lifestyles is fuelling the environmental crisis.
Independent 15th Aug 2021 read more »
COP26: Call for Glasgow exhibition spaces to showcase world’s climate-hit communities. Do you have a shop front, museum, gallery or community space that’s looking a bit bare and could be used to help highlight the biggest threat facing mankind?
Scotsman 16th Aug 2021 read more »