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NO COP27 Without a Firm Commitment on Loss and Damage, Says PACJA

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By Shadrack Nyakoe

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has announced to distance itself from  COP27 if the African demands including the intervention and frank negotiations on loss and damage, majorly on the African Continent.

The Alliance called for a commitment from the Parties in following the direction already set by the Scottish government at COP27 in financing loss and damage.

“Loss and Damage is an immutable reality. It has human faces and all must see it that way, because that is what it is. This is why we, we, the members of PACJA fraternity, are deeply concerned by the turn of events here in Bonn where this agenda, just like the global goal on adaptation, has been reduced into empty rhetoric with the lack of progress and consensus on financial arrangements for loss and damage. The Glasgow Dialogue turned out to be a “therapy session” where parties, who are from the elite class, casually shared experiences of loss and damage, which are in disconnect with painful real life experiences of women and communities at the frontline of the climate crisis like Eluby Nota,” Charles Mwangi, the Acting Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance said in a statement issued to the Press in Bonn.

They called upon negotiations on Loss and Damage to be action-oriented with predictable support to avert the economic and non-economic losses as a result of loss and damage.

“We call upon parties to consider the role and capacity of the Civil Society Organizations in loss and damage response and fast track mechanisms for easing access to climate finance to CSOs,” added Mwangi.

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