COP 22 Interview with Theresa Anderson Action Aid Policy and Comms Officer Resilience and Climate Q & A
This video sees an interview with the wonderful Theresa Anderson who is an action aide and policy communication officer and whose knowledge is deep and profound.
Theresa informs us that every dollar invested in prevention, preparedness and resilience actually saves 7 dollars in humanitarian impact. She insists that more money needs to go into resilience but earlier because she says that once these topics hit the news usually it is too late. The action needs to be taken far earlier and Theresa reminds us that we have just had the hottest year in decades and that 30% of the word is suffering severe drought.
Theresa says bilateral funding is an issue and also green climate funding is an issue. The idea is donor countries put money into a put and the donor countries decide where it goes. She insists that right kind of projects need to come forward with the right proposals that meet the needs of people. She adds that the issue of legal action that the Warsaw international mechanism on loss and damage was only agreed if there is a specific clause excluding liability and compensation. This is terrible because our very representatives are working hand in hand with those that are against the country.
Theresa comes back at comments made about taxpayer’s money being wasted by reminding us that as a UK citizen she comes from a country that truly has benefited from industrialization with excellent schools, hospitals, roads and lots of other things that have been provided by years of colonialisation and industrialisation.
Maybe industrialisation isn’t so bad after all.
By Alex Mitchison