“Pay or die with us”: Malawi President assures rich countries of non-compliance in fight against climate change

"Paguen o mueran con nosotros": el presidente de Malaui asegura que los países ricos no han cumplido lo pactado en la lucha contra el cambio climático

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1 November 2021 15:00 GMT

Developed countries have not yet paid the $ 100 billion they promised to give to poor countries each year in the fight for the environment.

Malawian President Lazar Chaquera sends strong message to rich countries that have so far failed to provide $ 100 billion They compromised To give to poor countries every year in the fight against climate change.

“This is not a charity, so pay or die with us.” Announced This Loons Square is a BBC Africa.

“When we say they keep their promise, it’s not about charity, it’s about paying the cleaning fee. If they are involved in the changes the world has experienced, we can clean it up, but we have to take responsibility,” he said. President.

Twelve years ago, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, developed countries promised to raise that amount by 2020 to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change and build their economies.

But that goal has not yet been achieved, and the UK government, which is hosting COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, now says it is unlikely to do so until 2023.

In the framework of the Group of Twenty (G20) summit held in Rome (Italy) on October 30 and 31, the delegates of the participating countries decided to take various measures to combat climate change and its consequences.

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