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Frances Namoumou

Is the Programme Manager of the Pacific Conference of Churches and supporting the Ecological Stewardship & Climate Justice Programme. She represented the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Pacific Conference of Churches, to the plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment of the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23), in Bonn, Germany where she called for urgent attention to the situation of the people in the Pacific, stating that it is “a matter of justice that wealthy nations responsible for the bulk of global emissions provide financial and other forms of support to income-poor, vulnerable countries, enabling the latter to adapt and build resilience to a warming climate as well as compensating for loss and damage”.

“Loss and damage must be minimised if not prevented in the first place. This means that we have to keep global temperature increase to not more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels”, reads the statement.

The statement concluded with a call for COP 23 to “increase nationally determined contributions to meet the target of 1.5 degrees Celsius warming