How climate debt hurts poor nations
As the climate crises persists, the idea climate debt has become an increasingly important matter. The term describes the burden on vulnerable developing countries who face the most severe impacts of climate change despite the fact that historical and ongoing greenhouse gas emissions predominantly originate from industrially developed countries, and the financial responsibility of high-emitting economies to support the adaptation efforts of developing economies.
Guyo Malicha Roba, head of Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action, notes that "developing countries, while not substantial contributors to global emissions, are suffering the most severe impacts." Guyo adds, "the costs associated with repairing infrastructure, providing humanitarian aid, and adapting to climate-induced changes are high. These expenses divert funds away from crucial development projects such as education, healthcare, and poverty reduction."