Climate change loss and damage: funding for displaced Africans

The COP28 committee on the Loss and Damage Fund must ensure Africans displaced by climate change are covered.

Africa suffers the worst climate change impacts in the world despite contributing the least to the problem. Beyond mitigation and adaptation, the Loss and Damage Fund announced in 2022 at COP27 could help. At COP28, the Transitional Committee tasked with operationalising the Loss and Damage Fund must ensure the fund compensates for losses and damages incurred by African people displaced by climate change impacts.

About the author

Aimée-Noël Mbiyozo is a Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Security Studies. She is a migration expert whose research covers various intersecting issues, including climate change, gender, refugee rights, violent extremism and citizenship in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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