Counting the Cost 2023: A year of climate breakdown
New analysis of the top 20 costliest extreme climate disasters over 2023 has revealed a 'global postcode lottery stacked against the poor' where the relative economic impact of disasters varies considerably across countries. Floods, cyclones and droughts have killed and displaced millions of people in places which have little to cause the climate crisis.
There is a double injustice in the fact that the communities worst affected by global warming have contributed little to the problem.
“Loss and damage costs are in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually in developing countries alone. Wealthy nations must commit the new and additional money required to ensure the Loss and Damage Fund agreed at COP28 can quickly help those that need it most.”- Nushrat Chowdhury, Christian Aid’s Climate Justice Policy Advisor, Bangladesh.
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