Failure Is Deadly: Vulnerable Countries Need Climate Action Now, Says the Irc Ahead of Cop28


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Delegates from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Dubai this week for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and a new report from the International Rescue Committee makes the case for action on climate change to go beyond the "business-as-usual global climate action" we've seen so far, reports the New York Times.

Specifically, the IRC is calling for $100 billion a year to be committed by 2025 to help developing countries deal with climate change, but it wants the lion's share of that to go to those affected by conflict.

Specifically, the group wants to make sure that all 16 conflict- and climate-vulnerable countries have risk maps so that action can be taken where it's most needed.

"These communities only account for 10% of the global population and less than 3% of global carbon emissions, they also account for 60% of global humanitarian need, over 70% of internal displacement, a growing share of extreme poverty, and half of all people affected by natural disasters over the past three years," says IRC chief David Miliband in a statement.

"Despite these dire statistics, these same communities are only receiving one-third of the climate financing compared to their stable counterparts."

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