Quality data and assessment on the impacts of climate change is needed for the government to be able to draw money from the Global Climate Fund and address these impacts.
Environment and Conservation Minister Wera Mori said this in response to Sumkar MP Chris Nangoi’s question on what the government has achieved through its’ participation at the recent global Climate Change meetings.
Mr Nangoi said the impacts of climate change is very much experienced in his electorate affecting the island and coastal communities on Karkar Island as well as other communities around the country.
“Since we have been attending global climate change meetings with other developed nations, are there any plans that are being discussed to address this?” Mr Nangoi asked.
Mr Mori in response said the outcome of the recent COP26 meeting will be released in a ministerial statement however there are some outcomes that will be discussed regarding issues addressed.
“Loss and damages of those communities that are impacted by climate change will be addressed by way of quality statistics and records being captured to be able to draw money that is being promised through the Global Climate Fund,” Mr Mori said.