Climate reparations in the form of loss and damage were on the table in COP 27 in Egypt. Yet the compensation for the loss and damage fund far exceeds what will be necessary for climate change adaptation. While I can share images, statistics, and narratives, I cannot share full scope of the lives and livelihoods that have been shattered by extreme flooding in Pakistan.
In 2021, Pakistan was elected as the chair of the ‘Group of 77’, which is the largest intergovernmental grouping of developing countries in the United Nations. The Group of 77 provides “the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development.”
Who will be the next Pakistan?
In Pakistan, water has begun to recede, but large swaths of farmland remain waterlogged as food shortages loom and waterborne diseases spread Image: NASA Earth Observatory – NOAA-20 — VIIRS, Published October 14, 2022
Earlier this semester, I spoke about the topic of climate justice for Pakistan at the University of Michigan. Below is the recording of my talk.