Climate change is the most urgent and complex crisis of our time, with its impacts felt the most severely in developing countries. Humanity has less than a decade to achieve significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions so that the rise in average global temperatures can be limited to below 1.5°C.
What are our demands?
Finland and the EU must increase the ambition level of their climate policy objectives and deliver on their promises in practice, too.
Wealthy industrialised countries must cut their climate emissions rapidly and significantly and shoulder their responsibility in supporting the climate measures of poorer countries. The transition to a carbon-neutral future should leave no one behind.
The amount of climate finance must be increased, and the finance being new and additional to ODA must be ensured.
Finland and all parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) must decide in the next few years on the post-2025 climate finance level and rules. Finland must ensure adequate new finance and decide on the ground rules of its delivery so that climate measures and SDGs will be aligned and will not jeopardise each other’s delivery.
Finland must set clear targets and criteria for international climate finance, and results monitoring must be improved.
Finland must set clear targets, criteria and indicators for the quantity and targeting of international climate finance. Without these, it is difficult to monitor the actual amount of finance and the results generated. The openness of climate finance reporting and monitoring must also be improved, and the climate finance guidance system must be strengthened.