The Taoiseach has announced Ireland is donating €10 million to a global fund to help countries affected by climate disasters.
The Global Shield initiative, led by Germany, is being established to help communities in poor and vulnerable countries to recover from flooding or drought events.
Micheál Martin is expected to highlight climate injustice when he addresses world leaders at the Cop27 summit in Egypt later.
A Loss and Damage fund is high on the agenda at this year's event, which urges wealthier nations to help poorer countries who are suffering the brunt of climate change.
Catastrophic drought in the Horn of Africa, and devastating floods, prove climate change is here - it’s how we lessen that impact for the most vulnerable.#LossAndDamage is a priority for Ireland. And I’m pleased to announce we will donate €10m to the Global Shield initiative. pic.twitter.com/0gWYla8xeJ
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) November 8, 2022
The Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan, and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney are also attending the global event in Sharm El-Sheikh today.