Greenpeace responds after Rishi Sunak says in PMQs the UK is “fulfilling our obligations” to help developing countries deal with climate change

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In response to Rishi Sunak saying at PMQs that the UK is “fulfilling our obligations” to help developing countries deal with climate change, Yeb Sano, Executive Director of Greenpeace South East Asia and head of Greenpeace’s COP27 Delegation, said:

“All Rishi Sunak needs to do is listen to the demands of countries worst hit by climate change to know that the UK is not paying anywhere near its fair share to deal with the crisis, especially considering the amount of carbon they have pumped out for centuries. 

“Countries like the Philippines are already dealing with devastating extreme weather events, from typhoons to mega-floods and rising sea levels. People’s lives and livelihoods are being destroyed thanks to richer nations’ repeated failure to provide the amount of support needed. They should secure a legacy from COP26 in Glasgow by supporting developing countries’ calls for a dedicated loss and damage finance facility. Extra money can be raised to go into this fund by raising taxes on the obscene profits of oil and gas companies – it’s a no-brainer.”

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