Should Large Emitters Front the Cost of Climate Change?

Posted on: Fri 9 Sep 2022

Pakistan is currently in the midst of unprecedented flooding which is impacting the entire country from direct destruction and loss of life to food shortages.

Experts are saying that the extreme weather event is certainly in part due to the effects of climate change.

Despite Pakistan emitting around 1% of global emissions, they are currently experiencing the overwhelming brunt of climate change’s effects, leading some to float the idea of compensation from richer countries with large emissions.

Research fellow from Australian National University, Melanie Pill, speaks with Breakfast’s Tom Mann about the prospect of large emission compensation.

Image: Flicker (Note: image of 2010 Pakistani floods)

Produced by Tom Mann


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