Losses and Damages from Climate Change are Increasing Rapidly in Countries that have Contributed the Least to the crisis – This is Frightening!

In late January, I texted a friend in Malawi to see how she was doing. She replied that it was raining heavily at the time and that her phone battery was about to die due to a power outage caused by the rain. Flooding from such heavy rain destroyed communities’ crops and houses, roads, and,Continue reading “Losses and Damages from Climate Change are Increasing Rapidly in Countries that have Contributed the Least to the crisis – This is Frightening!”

Warsaw International Mechanism Report

The final draft of the report on the Warsaw International Mechanism is out and this covers the evaluation of the mechanism’s performance. The Loss and Damage Youth Coalition developed this report by building on the research commissioned by Practical Action and conducted by independent researchers from the University College London (UCL). The metrics used areContinue reading “Warsaw International Mechanism Report”

IPCC Says Climate Change Is Rapidly Making the Planet Uninhabitable. What Can Philanthropy Do?  

Humanity faces a hellish array of horrors if climate change continues unchecked, according to a new report by the panel of experts convened by the United Nations to inform governments’ climate policies. Sea levels could rise several feet. Fires, floods and famines could force millions of people to flee their homes. Large swathes of theContinue reading “IPCC Says Climate Change Is Rapidly Making the Planet Uninhabitable. What Can Philanthropy Do?  “

Over 30 Youth Civil Society Organizations Call on World Leaders to Act on Loss and Damage at COP26

Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) Youth organizations worldwide are urging governments to prioritize Loss and Damage (L&D) in the upcoming COP26 negotiations and to redirect global public finance to those countries in the Global South and frontline communities that are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts. October 25, 2021 – “The IPCC report fromContinue reading “Over 30 Youth Civil Society Organizations Call on World Leaders to Act on Loss and Damage at COP26”

#StoptheSame: How global leaders can truly deliver in our changing world

Like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is hindering livelihoods in agriculture and tourism among other sectors. Few opportunities is one factor that influences political tension and provokes conflict. As members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization understand, forced migration is a subsequent consequence. As developed nations among those largely responsible for climate change, these nationsContinue reading “#StoptheSame: How global leaders can truly deliver in our changing world”

Youth Response to the G7 commitment of finance for climate-induced Loss and Damage

A decade before the onset of the pandemic, developed nations committed US$ 100 billion of climate finance aiming to equally fund measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change. However, delays in climate action have caused vulnerable nations to suffer the consequences – a cost termed Loss and Damage under the United Nations Framework ConventionContinue reading “Youth Response to the G7 commitment of finance for climate-induced Loss and Damage”

Enough Pomp and Ceremony: How the G7 can deliver real leadership

The historical mission of world leaders to amass global dominance has amounted to our complicated challenge of disparities. On the occasion of the 2021 G7 Summit, I continue my lament of the global elite’s abuse of vulnerable nations in their quest to global dominance and refusal to commit to amendments to resolve the outcome. IContinue reading “Enough Pomp and Ceremony: How the G7 can deliver real leadership”

Youth Demands for the G7 Summit

Read the demands here. Youth climate activists from around the world are demanding justice and finance for climate-induced loss and damage (L&D) from the G7. Their campaign is on social media, using the hashtag #LnDFinanceNow. Loss and Damage refers to the most severe impacts of climate change. From Bangladesh to Guyana, countries and communities aroundContinue reading “Youth Demands for the G7 Summit”

Youth Demands for the G7 Summit

Loss and Damage from climate change is happening now. Those who did the least to cause the climate crisis — countries and communities in the Global South — are disproportionately feeling the effects. Yet G7 countries have been blocking action on Loss and Damage by refusing to provide finance and support to developing countries. YouthContinue reading “Youth Demands for the G7 Summit”