The agreement still leaves many unanswered questions, as well as concerns from vulnerable countries about who will qualify, who pays and who is in charge.
Through the Loss and Damage Fund, developed states and major emitters will compensate developing countries experiencing the most devastating effects of climate change. The fund is now operational.
A veteran of UN climate talks lays out the top themes and their sticking points, including concerns about the host country’s oil interests.
New emissions projections bode well for Australia’s climate efforts – but our fossil fuel exports continue apace.
Rich polluters have evaded any notion of compensating poor countries at the UN talks.
Extreme weather events are complex – and working out exactly how much damage climate change caused is a tricky task.
If the loss and damage fund becomes operational, in what areas would the additional financing be useful in Indonesia? Here are some suggestions.
African leaders must take radical actions to strengthen the continent’s voice and participation in future events.
There have been 27 UN COP meetings. Despite these negotiations, the planet is on target to exceed emission thresholds for global warming. Given these failures, why continue with this process?
The agreed loss and damage fund was a breakthrough in an otherwise inconclusive conference.
It’s a landmark agreement, acknowledging for the first time that wealthy countries bear some responsibility to help. But it leaves many unanswered questions.
The big news of COP27 was agreement to establish a fund for ‘loss and damage’. But many lamented the summit’s overall outcome, saying it falls short of a sufficient response to the climate crisis.
When it comes to loss and damage, COP27 negotiations seem likely to reach a dead end. But as we enter the final days of the summit, anything can happen.
The new Global Shield won’t work as ultimately rich countries and companies must foot the bill.
Wealthy nations have been reluctant to put loss and damage on the COP27 agenda. If negotiations fail, they could ‘unravel the fragile hopes for climate solidarity’
The sea level around Vanuatu is rising at a rate nearly twice the global average. New research tells a story of both loss and resilience.
Heading into COP27, those at the sharp end of climate change are seeking a better deal.
Stronger pledges, more climate finance, and payments for loss and damage.
That’s the big question at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, and it’s controversial.
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