As the COP26 Climate Summit approaches, join international development specialists, campaigners and politicians from Europe and the UK to discuss how aid and climate finance must change to support an equitable 1.5°C world.
Governments and other investors are moving away from directly financing fossil fuel extraction – in response to successful campaigning in the Global South and North. Yet they are still funding governments to develop their economies in ways that depend on fossil fuels and worsen the climate emergency.
Aid, export credit and other finance mechanisms are pushing mining and resource extraction, fossil fuel-based development and forms of trade that exacerbate both the climate crisis and global inequity. Meanwhile there is an urgent need to help countries in the Global South mitigate and adapt to climate change. This is a simple matter of climate justice.
Please join us to share ideas on how we can redirect policy to make it fit for a climate emergency economy.
6–7.30pm BST Wednesday 29th Sept 2021
• Natalie Bennett, Green Party Peer, Chair
• Cllr Jonathan Essex, Green House author
• Dorothy Grace Guerrero, Head of Policy & Advocacy, Global Justice Now
• Silvia Brugger, Coordinator Climate Governance at GIZ