The UNFCCC side event beings with the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, speaking about her governments pledge of £1m in loss and damage funds, in which se doubles the pledge and recognises the funds as "reparations", before Scotland is awarded the "Ray of the Day" (the opposite of the "Fossil of the Day") by Climate Action Network (CAN) International's Tasneem Essop.
This intervention is followed by the UNFCCC COP26 side event How vulnerable countries are responding to loss and damage and what support they need during which colleagues from Practical Action, OXFAM International (OI), Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC) make a presentation of case studies on national preparedness for loss and damage. The event explores the challenges and opportunities for developing countries, local governments and communities there are as loss and damage impacts accelerate. The session highlights the mechanisms required to strengthen global solidarity on loss and damage.
Speakers Include: Colin Mcquistan (Practical Action), Reinhard Mechler (IIASA), Sunil Acharya (Practical Action), Afsari Begum (Practical Action), Asim Saqlain (Oxfam Pakistan), Dr. Yiqing Song (Nanning Green Seeds Poverty Alleviation Service Centre), Speaker (Prakriti Resources Centre) and Speaker (Government of Nepal).