Madeleine Diouf Sarr, president of the group of least advanced countries (LDCs) on the IPCC report: “The world can no longer ignore the human cost of inaction”

“The world can no longer ignore the human cost of inaction. The solutions to reverse the trend are known to all: Renewable energies, carbon storage technologies, energy efficiency. They are beginning to be implemented in many regions of the world. We must accelerate this transition towards a low-carbon strategy, with a leading role played by rich countries in this process”, a dit of Madeleine Diouf Sarr.

The President of the Group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), returning to the IPCC report, finds that it, “It is deplorable that the growth of climate finance has stalled since 2018 when it should have accelerated.” Madeleine Diouf Sarr, judge that it is necessary “redirect these flows and increase access to finance, especially in developing countries, with a view to ensuring collective prosperity and achieving net zero emissions”.

According to Madeleine Diouf Sarr, “Since the last round of IPCC reports, the science has advanced and we can see that the risks we face – droughts, rising waters, floods – are and will be happening at lower levels of warming”. Enough for her to call for halving our emissions during this decade and limiting global warming to 1.5°C. It is also necessary “significantly lower the emissions curve with a view to reaching their peak before 2025”. Madeleine Diouf Sarr insists that, “Without stronger mitigation and adaptation, LDCs risk being confined to worrying poverty”.

Our ability to adapt decreases as temperatures rise. Adequate and accessible financing for adaptation is essential to ensure greater resilience of communities in the development process. In addition, she notes, we must also take into account the damage linked to climate change. “Loss and damage is also a crucial part of this fight against climate change. We must set up the fund dedicated to loss and damage, by the end of this year, so that significant support can be quickly mobilized for the populations”, he pleaded.


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