WaterAid's response to UK COP26 Presidency Climate Finance Delivery Plan

Posted by
Alice Barnard
on
25 October 2021

Bernard Aryeetey, Global International Affairs Director, WaterAid, said:

“This new plan is just an attempt to hide the fact that developed countries have failed to keep their promise and repay their deadly climate debt to the poorest nations in the world.

“Day in, day out, mothers and fathers are struggling to ensure their children have access to clean water, and to feed and clothe them, because of the devastating impacts of floods and droughts caused by climate change.

“They cannot wait two more years for world leaders to put their money where their mouths are.

“What’s more, the announcement threatens to derail COP26 once and for all. Because why should developing countries trust in negotiations with richer nations who don’t keep their promises?”

ENDS

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