The Taoiseach will attend the World Leaders' Summit at Cop 27 in Egypt today.
Mícheál Martin, will discuss food security and the sustainability of vulnerable communities at a number of events. Tomorrow he'll deliver Ireland's National Statement, setting out the country's climate ambition.
Trócaire is calling on wealthier nations, like Ireland, to contribute to a fund to help less well-off countries deal with the impact of climate change.
The charity and overseas development agency welcomed the inclusion of the issue of Loss and Damage funding on the COP27 agenda, saying it represents a “small step forward” towards delivering climate justice.
Trócaire says the poorest countries in the world are suffering massive losses and damage from climate impacts and are being left to pay for a climate crisis that's not of their making.
United Nations' Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened the global summit yesterday with a stark warning that sea levels are rising at twice the speed that they were in the 1990s, and pose an 'existential threat to low-lying island states and threatening billions of people in coastal regions'.
The last 8 years are on track to be the warmest on record.
Sea levels are rising at twice the speed of the 1990s.
We must answer the planet’s distress signal with ambitious, credible #ClimateAction.#COP27 must be the place – and now must be the time. https://t.co/CQbXh8jTfD
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) November 6, 2022