Who is to foot the bill for the rapidly accelerating costs of climate change? This has become a key issue at the international climate negotiations. Yet, the core issues of international climate justice and climate finance are absent from mainstream media and thereby unfamiliar to the larger public.
In the forth-coming negotiations at the ‘African’ COP27 to be held in Egypt in November, there is a pressing need to restore trust between the negotiating parties and deal with the alarming and growing deficit in the funding required to tackle the climate crisis.
The 100 billion annual climate finance commitment made by high income countries as part of the Paris climate agreement was not reached – how can the trust between the parties be fixed at COP27?
This event brings together high-level speakers from different corners of the world to shed light on the geopolitical tensions around how to answer the climate crisis. The speakers will provide insights into a) what happens behind closed doors of the climate negotiations, b) what the core issues are during this year’s COP and c) what alternatives there are for sharing the burden of climate change in a way that is fair and just.
The prestigious panel for this event includes H.E. Ms Maria Ohisalo, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change of Finland, Mr Alpha Kaloga, representative of the African Group of Negotiators, Mr Mattias Frumerie, Lead Negotiator of Sweden, and Professor Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development. The event will be online and moderated by award-winning journalist Ms. Liselott Lindström.