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African Union Urges Richer Nations at COP27 to Pay Climate Reparations

HeadlineNov 08, 2022

In news from the U.N. climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, several leaders of the African Union said today that their countries can’t afford the cost of adapting to the impacts of the climate crisis. In their remarks at COP27, they urged richer nations to fulfill their promise of paying climate reparations for disproportionately fueling the climate catastrophe. This comes as a new report finds the United States is falling far short of contributing its fair share to U.N.-backed climate finance goals. The analysis by the U.K.-based climate news source Carbon Brief found the U.S. should be paying nearly $40 billion annually toward the U.N.’s $100 billion climate finance target. Instead, the U.S. has paid less than $8 billion.

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