African leaders are expected to call for $65 billion in compensation over damage caused by pollution.
 
They are meeting this week in Addis Abeba to decide how to move forward at the Copenhagen climate change summit in December.
 
This is the latest in a series of meetings where leaders have agreed to work together to demand reparations from the world's major polluters.

African countries have contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions, but the continent is suffering the most from effects of global warming.

Deforestation, drought and disease contribute to a disproportionately high mortality rate in Africa - especially when compared with the world's industrialised regions.

But can there ever be a commitment of aid, or enough compensation from the developed world to counter the effects of global warming? What is the best way to move forward?

Inside Story presenter Hashem Ahelbarra is joined by guests Emmanuel Mori, the president of the Federated States of Micronesia who is attending the European Development Days annual forum in Stockholm, Irungu Houghton, the Pan Africa director for Oxfam, and Margot Wallström, the vice president of the European Commission.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Thursday, October 22, 2009.

Source: Al Jazeera