The developments at COP27 resulted in a historic agreement to set up a loss and damage fund, but voices from the Global South must remain loud and united long after the climate summit, says Zareen Zahid Qureshi
30 November 2022
PAKISTANIS today exist amidst destruction. A third of my country is underwater, over 1000 people have been killed and damage worth $30 billion adds to crippling economic woes. This is all for a crime we didn’t commit.
We aren’t alone. Across the African continent, millions of people are living through the pangs of a postcolonial trauma that resurfaces with every drought, destroyed home and refugee.
All of us in the Global South (a term for lower-income, often decolonised, nations mainly in the southern part of the world) demand the same thing: relief. The push for loss and damage …