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Dr Ruth Valerio, director of global advocacy at Tearfund, said:

“From millions of people enduring the East Africa hunger crisis, to a deadly cyclone in Malawi, this year vulnerable communities have been confronted by the terrifying reality of life in a 1.5C degree world.

“Every fraction of a degree counts and can make the difference between life and death for many millions of people, so every action to limit warming must be taken. We need governments to stop fueling the climate crisis with fossil fuels and invest in a fairer and safer future.

“People living in some of the poorest parts of the world are already trying to adapt to an unpredictable climate. Solutions do exist, but the money must follow. It’s time for wealthy nations to stump up the cash owed to frontline communities.”


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