The year ahead is pivotal for the movement to end poverty.
Dear Mr. Warren Truss,
Left unchecked, climate change will aggravate the most lethal injustices of extreme poverty. The people most affected are those that already face the greatest development challenges due to economic, social and political marginalisation.
To overcome the new challenges climate change poses to ending extreme poverty, we’re calling on the Government to make a commitment of $400 million to international climate finance - funds that will allow for low-income countries to adapt to climate change and build the low-carbon economies of the future.
This is a critical moment for the movement to end poverty. The decisions made by our Government must put the health, safety and prosperity of both people and planet at their centre.
We, the undersigned, ask you to call on Treasurer Hockey to efficiently invest in our region by making a commitment of $400 million to climate finance.