The world is out of balance. Those who have the most money and are most responsible for the climate crisis, are affected the least. Meanwhile, those countries and communities who are most affected often have to go into unimaginable debt to keep their heads above water – sometimes quite literally. Adapting to the changing climate, recovering from losses and shifting to low-emissions economies are all solutions that cost money. A lot of it. Yet many countries in the Global North have not even stopped subsidising fossil fuels, let alone redirected money to combatting climate change where it matters most. Meanwhile, the most influential climate conference in the world is this year hosted by one of the planet’s largest fossil fuel companies.
How does that work? Yes, countries have agreed to a loss and damage fund. But how much money is needed? Where should it go? And who should pay? Experts on climate impacts, ecofeminism and women-led solutions will come together to discuss how money got us into this crisis and how it can get us out.
This event, organised by ActionAid Nederland, will take place at Pakhuis de Zwijger, but you can choose to watch it via livestream instead of attending in person. Pick your preferred option when you register through Pakhuis’ website here. This event is free, but space is limited. Please register as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on this crucial talk!