Vulnerable nations set up alliance to prepare loss and damage action plans
(Climate Home News, 9 Mar 2023) A group of least developed countries and small island states have joined forced with researchers to better support communities recover from climate damages.
Nepal, Bangladesh, Senegal, Malawi, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Tonga and Vanuatu are exploring setting up national facilities to channel resources for climate disasters response and disburse money where it is most needed.
The initiative will help communities inform governments on how to respond to future climate shocks from a local perspective.
The alliance is being supported by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh, and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in the UK.
Ritu Bharadwaj, a researcher at IIED, said the bottom-up approach would avoid “pre-conceived solutions” and ensure countries are “ready to deploy any additional funds which might be available in the future”.
Climate Home News, 9 Mar 2023: Vulnerable nations set up alliance to prepare loss and damage action plans