From New York to Santiago de Chile: Navigating the road to climate justice: Page 3 of 3

Posted on 16 October 2019

will take fully into account that economic and social development and poverty eradication are the first and overriding priorities of the developing country parties."

Today, the principle of CBDR, is under attack. Since the Protocol was established, developed countries rather than reduce have even increased their GHG emissions by 15 percent. Since COP 21, barely half of the 100 billion dollars commitment to climate finance for developing countries has been achieved.

The continuing struggle for climate justice has to be advanced to ensure that these demands are met and that developed countries and their elites and corporations do not get away scot-free.  ###


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