Youth climate activists released an open letter on the 19th of August 2022 demanding that the German federal government take action to address climate-induced loss and damage.
Read the open letter here.
Loss and damage refer to the most severe impacts of climate change. From the Philippines to Honduras, countries and communities worldwide are currently experiencing loss and damage from climate-induced disasters.
These disasters compound the existing health and economic crises caused by COVID-19. Still, developed country governments who have benefited from pollution are blocking the provision of finance to pay for loss and damage.
The open letter has the following three demands for the German Government:
- Support the Operationalization of the Santiago Network for Loss and Damage
- Agree to the COP 27 / CMA 4 agenda item on the L&D finance facility
- Meet with the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition
The letter was authored by members of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC), a new global alliance of young people demanding action to address climate-induced loss and damage
The letter has over 80+ signatories at the time of writing. Young people and members of youth-led organisations worldwide are invited to sign on to the open letter at this link.
Loss and Damage Youth Coalition Contact: