Towards a Peoples’ Agenda On Climate Finance: A Part of our Platform for Climate Justice
Climate change is a grave and urgent threat to life on earth on a global scale. The challenge is great, but greater still for countries of the South and the majority of the peoples of the South who stand to bear the brunt of its most harmful consequences because of accumulated economic and social vulnerabilities throughout history till the present.
A critical piece of immediate as well as strategic response to the climate crisis is Finance. The mobilization of unprecedented levels of finance is needed – on the one hand to enable people, communities and nations to deal with present and as well as already unavoidable future impacts of climate change, much of which are irreversible, and on the other hand to make the systemic and technological transformation necessary to prevent worst catastrophes, solve global warming and heal the planet.