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Won’t take the ‘begging bowl’: Pakistan demands wealthier nations pay for climate change-induced floods


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Won’t take the ‘begging bowl’: Pakistan demands wealthier nations pay for climate change-induced floods

Won’t take the ‘begging bowl’: Pakistan demands wealthier nations pay for climate change-induced floods

Islamabad has reached out to other countries, asking for hundreds of millions of dollars in aid following the catastrophic floods that hit the country in… 06.10.2022, Sputnik International

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Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif attacked wealthy polluting nations in a recent interview, following the devastation his country is suffering from floods that Islamabad estimates have caused up to $30-35 billion of economic losses. Sharif blamed the floods on climate change, pledging to seek climate justice for Pakistan from developed countries. Climate degradation is behind the recent floods in Pakistan, as well as the current drought in Kenya, scientists say. Climate justice is a new concept that claims that climate change and extreme weather responses are the consequence of the world’s historic carbon emissions. richest countries. As such, rich countries have to pay for the damage suffered in poor or developing countries because they lack the resources to deal with the threat. related disasters. Climate justice is a fairly new concept that sees climate change and extreme weather responses as a consequence of historic carbon emissions from the world’s wealthiest countries. Therefore, rich countries have to pay poor or developing countries because they lack the resources to deal with the new climate threat. Meanwhile, the United Nations has revised its humanitarian aid to the flooded nation from $160 million to $816 million last week, as water-borne virus-borne diseases continue to spread across Pakistan, as the risk of nationwide famine looms.

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Islamabad has reached out to other countries, asking for hundreds of millions of dollars in aid following the catastrophic floods that hit the country in July-August. A third of the country was covered in water, with the floods claiming the lives of at least 1,700 people and displacing 33 million people.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif lashed out at wealthy, polluting countries in a recent interview, following the devastation his country is facing after floods that Islamabad estimates have caused between 30 and $35 billion in economic losses.

Sharif blamed the floods on climate change, vowing to seek climate justice for Pakistan from developed countries. According to scientists, the degradation of the climate is the reason behind the recent floods in Pakistan, as well as the persistent drought in Kenya.

Climate justice is a new concept that claims that climate change and extreme weather responses are the result of historic carbon emissions from the world’s wealthiest countries. As such, rich countries have to pay for the damage suffered in poor or developing countries because they lack the resources to deal with the threat.

“Let’s be clear, this is about climate justice,” Sharif told the Guardian. “We don’t blame anyone, we don’t make allegations, what we’re saying is it’s not our doing but we have become a victim. Should I be asked to throw my appeal into a begging bowl? It’s a double jeopardy. It’s unfair, unfair.

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Sharif also questioned the promise of developed countries at the Copenhagen summit in 2009 to raise $100 billion for vulnerable countries hit by severe climate-related disasters.

“The enormity of this climate-induced disaster is beyond our fiscal means,” Sharif warned. “The gap between our needs and what is available is too big and it is widening day by day.”

Climate justice is a fairly new concept that says climate change and extreme weather responses are the result of historic carbon emissions from the world’s wealthiest countries. Therefore, rich countries have to pay poor or developing countries because they lack the resources to deal with the new climate threat.

Meanwhile, the United Nations has revised its humanitarian aid to the flooded nation from $160 million to $816 million last week, as waterborne diseases continue to spread across Pakistan, while the nationwide risk of famine looms.



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