Cases of malaria threaten to increase dramatically from climate change as rising temperatures push mosquitoes to new areas and lengthen transmission seasons.
Belize, Fiji and Mozambique (among many other countries) “owe staggering amounts of money to various foreign lenders. They face staggering climate risks, too. And now, with the coronavirus pandemic pummeling their economies, there is a growing recognition that their debt obligations stand in the way of meeting the immediate needs of their people — not to mention the investments required to protect them from climate disasters.”
With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are calling for green debt relief.
The U.S. usually underreports civilian deaths caused by its airstrikes. Proving it in Somalia is uniquely difficult.