Expected guest of the second week of Cop26, UN climate conference underway in Glasgow, Obama, who called himself a island kid, reiterated that "never before are the islands as threatened as they are now"From the consequences of the climate crisis. An appeal that echoes the even more iconic one of Simon Kofe, Minister of Justice, Foreign Affairs and Communications of the government of Tuvalu, an island state in the Pacific, which connecting to COP26 spoke from a podium. Literally with water to the knees. Because this is what the islands are shouting at the Scottish conference: if we don't stay within 1,5 ° of temperature rise, we risk disappearing.
"Deny and delay", According to a press conference Milagros De Camps, Deputy Minister for International Cooperation of the Ministry of the Environment of the Dominican Republic, regarding the works:"Actions are needed now". In representation of 39 governments of island states, gathered inAosis (the organization of the small islands), De Camps points the finger at the promised missed investments: "We are far from the 100 billion dollar target", That is the milestone in funding from the richest economies to developing ones that, at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference we were committed to achieving in 2020."The 100 billion must arrive immediately, in a year”Explains the deputy minister. But in addition to this money it is necessary to activate specific funds against the losses and damage caused by the climate crisis and by the most extreme events, such as droughts or hurricanes and technological projects that remain in the area to develop skills.