Vanuatu has welcomed the New Zealand government's commitment to allocate $NZ20 million to address climate-related loss and damage in developing countries.
Vanuatu's special envoy on climate change Bakoa Kaltonga said the climate crisis is resulting in fundamental human rights being violated on a global scale.
"We are now measuring climate change not in degrees of Celsius or tons of carbon, but in human lives," said Kaltonga.
He said that is what loss and damage means to Vanuatu, and it welcomes the New Zealand government's dedicated funding and all efforts to finally mobilise the funds urgently needed to address the devastation of this climate emergency.
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