The Taoiseach has announced Ireland is donating 10-million euro to a global fund to help countries affected by climate disasters. The Global Shield initiative, led by Germany, is being established to help communities in poor and vulnerable countries to recover from flooding or drought events.
Micheál Martin is expected to highlight climate injustice when he addresses world leaders at the Cop27 summit in Egypt later. A Loss and Damage fund is high on the agenda at this year's event, which urges wealthier nations to help poorer countries who are suffering the brunt of climate change.
Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent, Caroline O’Doherty, says the Taoiseach will highlight inequality suffered by developing countries. "He does what to raise the issue of the disparity between the poor countries that didn't use fossil fuels and the rich countries that did use fossil fuels.
"They are heavy carbon emitters and don't want to pay for the damage caused to those who are suffering. That is the loss and damage clause, if you like, that is now on the agenda of this COP Summit," she added.