The trust deficit facing COP28

To the streets: Africans have voiced their frustrations about the unfairness of climate change PIC: AP NEWS
To the streets: Africans have voiced their frustrations about the unfairness of climate change PIC: AP NEWS

UN climate change special advisor, Bogolo Kenewendo, has co-authored a new climate financing proposal for Africa, ahead of the COP28 meeting in Dubai at month-end. After years of broken promises, the continent hopes the global meeting will come good, writes MBONGENI MGUNI

As in previous meetings of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as the Conference of the Parties or COP, the upcoming gathering in Dubai is expected to be dominated by discussions around financing. At COP28 in Dubai, developing countries will press their developed counterparts to make good on long-standing pledges to finance climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Due to a cruel twist of fate, poorer countries, particularly in Africa, are bearing the brunt of the mounting climate change disaster, despite contributing the least over the decades to the factors that are causing the phenomenon.

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