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We Need to Acknowledge That Climate Justice Could Be Doomed

Protesters take part in a demonstration called by the Climate Alliance European city network in Madrid on November 12, 2022. Pierre-Philippe MARCOU / AFP

The historical enormity of the discussion at the COP27 climate summit around reparations to the Global South for the loss and damage caused by climate change provoked a conversation at the China Global South Project, and we wanted to share it with you. Here is Eric’s take. Cobus will respond tomorrow.

For the past week, we’ve been hearing impatient calls from the likes of South African Environment Minister Barbara Creecy and representatives from endangered island states that they want wealthy countries in Europe and North America along with both India and China to pay for the unimaginable damage caused by climate change.

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