ESCWA urges international community to increase funding for climate adaptation - ESCWA
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26 Jan 2021

ESCWA urges international community to increase funding for climate adaptation

Climate adaptation summit

On 25 January, ESCWA Executive Secretary Rola Dashti participated through a video message in the Inaugural Ministerial Dialogue on Adaptation Action convened by the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) during the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021.
 
Dashti urged the international community to increase funding for climate adaptation and stressed that such funding was crucial for the Arab region, where temperatures are rising and water and food vulnerability is increasing, and where finance for mitigation remains four-times greater than funding for adaptation.
 
Dashti called on Governments to meet their global commitments and increase the quantity and quality of climate finance. She highlighted the Climate/SDGs Debt Swap Mechanismlaunched by ESCWA at the end of last year to enhance climate finance in climate vulnerable Arab States and forge partnerships that can redirect debt payments for climate action.
 
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