A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Oxfam response to the Finance section in the UNFCCC LCA text
Oxfam response to the Finance section in the LCA text, which Ministers in Cancun are debating today:
Oxfam's international climate change adviser Tim Gore said: "At last, women - who are among the most affected by climate change - are no longer being ignored by the UN climate negotiations on climate finance. The last minute addition to the text to ensure that the new Climate Fund should represent women is a critical step towards ensuring that climate funding reaches those who need it most.
"However, a commitment to ensure that at least 50 per cent of climate funding is dedicated to adaptation is missing. The delivery of adaptation finance to vulnerable communities already affected by climate change has been neglected so far. The new Climate Fund must close the adaptation gap to address this so that communities can protect themselves against the climate impacts of today and tomorrow."
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