Angelique Pouponneau, Policy Advisor for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) reflects on the Bonn climate change conference 2022.
Ms Pouponneau evaluates the incremental progress made in the recent negotiations on adaptation and climate-related loss and damage, in Bonn.
Her remarks echo AOSIS’ closing statement at the meetings, which called progress ‘inadequate’.
Ms Poupponeau concludes by saying that AOSIS wants to see significant progress on climate ambition and especially on finance from wealthier nations, in the months ahead.
Not only does AOSIS want to see more climate finance flowing – in line with governments’ commitments at COP26. They also want more access to finance for small island developing states, a perennial struggle for this group of climate-vulnerable countries.
For AOSIS’ statement at the closing of the Bonn climate change conference, please visit the AOSIS website.
Interview by CASA’s Mairi Dupar and Pat Hinton, video editing and production by Pat Hinton. Image (top), Seychelles, credit UNEP.