Mass. Senator Ed Markey Commends COP27 Outcome On Loss & Damage Relief

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The conclusion to the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Egypt on Sunday brought about a commitment from more than 200 nations to fund damage relief for developing countries impact by climate change. It's an outcome that Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey is applauding, in a statement he expresses support for the United States involvement and assisting countries like Pakistan and Nepal.

Markey chairs the Environmental Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate and Nuclear Safety.

“A quarter of the CO2 in our atmosphere is red, white and blue. The United States has a moral and planetary responsibility to partner — not prohibit — on equitable climate finance. Today’s announcement is a historic step as the United States joins other nations in acknowledging the moral and economic need to address the irreversible and unavoidable harms of climate change faced by developing nations," Markey said.

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Senator Markey also expressed support for the Fossil Fuel Nonproliferation Treaty as a means to put a cap on international climate impacts.

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