IT'S TIME TO SETTLE THE DEBT

Countries doing the least to cause the climate crisis live its worst impacts, and those are only becoming more frequent and extreme. The biggest polluting nations need to share this burden and pay up for the loss and damage they are directly responsible for. Settling this debt helps to right the world’s fastest growing injustice.

IT'S TIME TO SETTLE THE DEBT

Countries doing the least to cause the climate crisis live its worst impacts, and those are only becoming more frequent and extreme. The biggest carbon polluters need to share this burden and pay up for the loss and damage they are directly responsible for. Settling this debt helps to right the world’s fastest growing injustice.

Our Mission

The Climate Vulnerable Forum and the V20 are calling for international funding and solutions for Loss and Damage to right this wrong.

People everywhere are feeling the heat and dangers of the global climate crisis.

For poor and vulnerable nations across the globe, climate catastrophe is becoming a permanent reality. Communities on the front lines experience the same increasing number of unprecedented extreme weather events seen globally.

But the world’s most vulnerable communities have the least means to handle and rebound from climate disasters.

Recovery must be financed almost entirely out of the pockets of those hardest hit and least responsible for the climate emergency.

The global climate emergency has reached a point where dedicated funding needs to be made available in solidarity with victims least responsible for the fallout impacts of the climate emergency, and least equipped to withstand it.

The world’s richest and most polluting countries – especially the G20 nations – have a debt to settle. They are the biggest contributors to the climate crisis. They are also most responsible for the slow and weak global response to keeping climate chaos in check. You can help by getting behind the cause, sharing experiences and solutions on loss and damage, and asking for urgent action.

Why is this needed?

The injustice felt by those on the front lines is made far worse by rich nations’ not paying up for the loss and damage caused by their carbon emissions. There is no dedicated international funding to tackle the loss and damage inflicted on most vulnerable communities by the climate crisis. When polluters pay up, frontline communities have a chance to bounce back and lives can be rebuilt. When you post and share solutions online, you enrich the global conversation on loss and damage, helping us to build the case for action.

We can’t let the biggest polluters keep dragging their feet. It’s time to settle the debt.

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