African countries urge rich nations to honour $100bn climate finance pledge

African ministers and high-ranking officials have asked wealthy nations to do more to address the climate catastrophe

It labelled the failure to fulfil a funding commitment made in 2009 as "shameful."

In a meeting on Wednesday in Giza, Egypt, ahead of the UN climate summit next month

Wael Aboulmagd, Egypt's special representative for Cop27, criticised wealthy countries for breaking their commitment to give developing countries $100 billion (£87.5 billion) annually by 2020.

The funding was promised at Cop15 in Copenhagen to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

It support people most affected by the climate crisis, for which the developed world had a "added obligation," according to Aboulmagd.

 The majority of the carbon emissions came from the US and Europe.

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