Climate: As High Level meeting at COP22 opens, ActionAid calls for commitments on finance

As the joint High-Level Segment of COP 22/CMP 12/CMA1 opens today Tuesday, 15 November 2016, international development group ActionAid has called for ministers to make real commitments on finance to make the Paris Agreement a reality.

ActionAid global climate lead Harjeet Singh said:

“As ministers arrive to celebrate the Paris Agreement let’s not forget that without finance the agreement will not be achievable. Debating the rules of the Paris Agreement for the next three years is important but the elephant in the room is finance.

“The $100 billion roadmap for climate finance is based on dodgy accounting rules. Ministers from rich countries need to put real money on the table.

“If Paris was about the What, Marrakech is the How and the How depends on real finance.”

Editors' notes

Operational Note

Spokespeople - ActionAid has spokespeople in Marrakech able to talk about what climate change means for people on the ground. They are are:

Nazima Shah from ActionAid Pakistan

Farah Kabir from ActionAid Bangladesh

Su Ei from ActionAid Myanmar

We also have policy experts on Adaptation, Loss and Damage, Finance, Agriculture, Land, El Nino, Renewable Energy and Gender.

For more information or to request an interview or briefing, please contact international media manager Paul Dyett on +44 (0) 7850 312438, or Skype: pauldyett. Twitter:@actionaidnews