Musamba Mubanga – Zambia

Musamba Mubanga – Zambia

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon listening to Musamba Mubanga of Zambia

Musamba Mubanga, Programme Specialist with Caritas Zambia, is the 2nd individual from the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland roundtable with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon I’d like to share on this blog.

Musamba urged the First Minister to continue Scotland’s leadership on Loss and Damage between now and COP27 in Egypt: “One of the legacies from Glasgow’s COP26 has to be Scotland taking a leading role in bringing together countries and key regions and cities in Europe, to have a dialogue with Global South experts and for communities to push forward on wider Loss and Damage funding. I hope that the First Minister will rise to the challenge and help present ideas at the next COP taking place in Africa in 2022.”

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Musamba Mubanga posing together for a photo.

As with Jocabad, Musamba was incredibly eloquent, informed and passionate in how she spoke to the First Minister. I wonder what, a few weeks on, Musamba and the rest of the delegates make of the outcomes of COP26. There were many mentions made during the roundtable of how glad the delegates were to hear of Scotland’s financial commitment to support victims of Climate Change and hopefully, many more Countries round the globe will commit similarly and help those most affected by Climate Change, but whom have contributed the least to the crisis.

Musamba Mubanga posing for a photograph on the streets of Glasgow.

COP26 has presented a challenge to all of us, not enough was done at this conference and so we, the people, must push our leaders to do more, to do better. On top of that, we must make changes in our own lives so that our children and grandchildren don’t have to face the challenges that we have currently put them on course for.

Many thank to Stop Climate Chaos Scotland for the opportunity to work with them at this roundtable, and for allowing me to use the text from their Press Release regarding the roundtable.

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