Friday, November 05, 2021

COP26 Greenwashing

"We are not responsible for the current impacts," said Ugandan campaigner Evelyn Acham of countries throughout Africa. "We emit very little [carbon] but we are suffering some of the worst impacts. People are dying from floods, disasters like droughts that are drying up people's crops, people's food."

"Our voices are not being heard, our voices are being left behind," she added. "We are not on the front pages.... and we do not see that climate finance that was promised to be given to the people that have already been affected by the climate crisis."

Vanessa Nakate from Uganda, who said: "Historically, Africa is responsible for only 3% of global emissions and yet Africans are suffering some of the most brutal impacts fuelled by the climate crisis.

"But while the global south is on the frontlines of the climate crisis, they're not on the front pages of the world's newspapers."

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