By Wilson Allan Phiri
African countries have stepped up efforts of fighting for climate justice by lobbying for inclusive financial support.
This has been revealed during the ongoing 5 day African Regional Conference on Loss and Damage and Climate Change which is being held under the theme ”Consolidating African Voices on loss and Damage and Climate Financing ahead of COP27”, in Lilongwe.
Launching the conference, Department of Environmental Affairs Director Tiwonge Luka said developing nations lack financial support to address devastating effects of climate change.
Luka has hailed African states for banging heads before the forthcoming 27th Conference of Parties in Egypt.
Luka emphasized that unfavorable climatic conditions have marginalized developing countries from tapping funds from Green Climate Fund under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Taking his turn, Civil Society Network on Climate Change in Malawi National Coordinator Julius Ngoma said financial constraints are derailing efforts of advocating for climate justice.
Ngoma added there is need for African countries to speak with one voice at the upcoming COP27.