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Madagascar post Paris: moving ahead on loss and damage framework

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environmental Science, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Yamuna Vihar, University of Delhi, Delhi Ė 110094, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (11), Pages 53-55, November,22 (2017)

Abstract

Madagascarís climate change policy is marred by conflicts of governance and economic loss and damages. The adverse debate around climate change and associated natural disasters has started to hurt Madagascarís economy and are projected to cause economic losses worth 114-1047 million US$. To cope up with various loss and damages due to climate change, Madagascar would require 42 billion US$, but it faces various technical, social and policy constraints. The problem is compounded by high poverty rates and higher rates of climate change and global warming. Given the extreme vulnerability of Madagascar to climate change associated risks and disasters, developed countries could do well to come together and financially provide adequate contributions to save this island nation.

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