Botswana focuses on adaptation at COP28

Speaking out: Masisi is leading a high-powered delegation to COP28 in Dubai PIC BWPRESIDENCY FACEBOOK
Speaking out: Masisi is leading a high-powered delegation to COP28 in Dubai PIC BWPRESIDENCY FACEBOOK

The ongoing global climate meeting in Dubai set off on a positive note for developing nations yesterday, with the operationalisation of the Loss and Damage Fund. Environment and Tourism deputy permanent secretary, Boatametse Modukanele, speaks to BABOKI KAYAWE on Botswana’s priorities for the meeting

Developing nations have for years demanded that industrialised and polluting countries pay to help the less emitting, poor countries finance their climate change mitigation and development paths. The Loss and Damages Fund was established at COP27 in Egypt but not operationalised until yesterday.

In a detailed conversation on Botswana’s position in negotiations, Environment and Tourism deputy permanent secretary, Boatametse Modukanele stressed that adaptation is the top priority for the country at COP28.

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