Published 16/04/18   3:00 pm

Climate Damages Tax Campaign launched

Watch the Climate Damages Tax launch here!

The Climate Damages Tax campaign launch was held in London on April 16th, with Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party Co-Leader), Barry Gardiner MP (Shadow Minister for International Climate Change), Foreign Minister for Vanuatu Ralph Regenvanu MP, Avinash Persaud (Head of Economic Reconstruction of Dominica post-Hurricane Maria) and Emele Duituturaga of the Pacific Islands Associations of NGOs.

Find out more about the Climate Damages Tax here

 

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L-R: Ralph Regenvanu MP (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu), Emele Duituturaga (Executive Director, Pacific Island Association of NGOs), Avinash Persaud (Head of Economic Reconstruction of Dominica, post Hurricane Maria), Barry Gardiner MP (Shadow Minister for International Climate Change), Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party Co-Leader)

 

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Caroline Lucas MP pledges the Green Party’s support for a Climate Damages Tax

 

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“Fossil fuel companies must become part of the solution they have created. We need to ask how much, and who pays?” – Barry Gardiner at the Climate Damages Tax launch

 

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“Hurricane damages can be measured in dollars and cents but also in broken lives. The climate wars have started. This is the front line” – Avinash Persaud at the Climate Damages Tax launch

 

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“Last week Vanuatu declared a state of emergency yet again. We do not have the resources to respond. We need commitment from our more developed partners, those who caused climate change” Ralph Regenvanu MP at the launch of the Climate Damages Tax

 

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“Vanuatu produces 0.0016% of world climate emissions and yet is disproportionately feeling the negative effects. We just can’t afford what’s happening in our country” – Ralph Regenvanu MP at the Climate Damages Tax launch

 

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“Where is the justice that those of us who are the least responsible for climate change loss and damage bear the greatest burden? Enough is enough” – Emele Duituturaga at the Climate Damages Tax launch

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