COP27 – According to Demir, the new fund goes against the Belgian position
(Belga) Having herself refused to go there, Flemish Climate Minister Zuhal Demir did not fail to criticize the COP27 broadcast in Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday. Via Twitter, then on the mid-day newscast of the private channel VTM, Minister N-VA affirmed that Belgium’s position was not to support the creation of a fund for the losses and damages suffered by countries. of the South due to climate change, a long-standing claim of developing countries.
The creation of this fund was designated as positive and legitimate by the Federal Minister Zakia Khattabi or the Walloon Minister Philippe Henry. The latter assumed, in the absence of the Flemish minister, the role (performed in turn between the Belgian ministers) of head of the Belgian delegation to European coordination. The two environmental ministers also revealed that COP27 did not go far enough on other points, leading to a disappointing result. Another story from Zuhal Demir: “We had agreed at the Belgian level that there would be no additional funding flows for the damage to developing countries, because we were already doing climate funding today”, affirmed- she to VTM. For her, European Commissioner Frans Timmermans, head of the European delegation to the COP, “has taken a position diametrically opposed to that of Belgium”. “We are already doing a lot. Enough is enough.” (Belgian)