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Watered down language in latest text on loss and damage puts COP26 in jeopardy


With COP26 running into overtime, speakers at a media session by Climate Action Network (CAN) on Friday, November 12, 2021, highlighted that key issues in the decision text still remain in play with concerns raised over the watered down language on loss and damage. L-R: UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson; US President, Joe Biden; and UN Secretary General, António Guterres, ...

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COP26 draft text accused of failing to support vulnerable countries on loss and damage

COP26 in Glasgow

Whilst the inclusion of references to phasing out coal and fossil fuel subsidies in the draft text from COP26 in Glasgow are welcome, the glaring omission on clear commitments for loss and damage finance and adaptation support is a serious cause for concern, Climate Action Network (CAN) media briefing on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, heard. COP26 in Glasgow The speakers ...

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Manila climate forum focuses on Loss and Damage


Beginning from Monday and all through Tuesday (5-6 September) in Manila, capital of the Philippines, experts are discussing the issue of loss and damage associated with the unavoidable impacts of climate change, and focus on financial instruments that address the risks of loss and damage in helping affected communities. Loss and Damage relates specifically to developing countries that are particularly ...

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US, EU seek a weakened Loss and Damage in Paris agreement

US President Barack Obama

Ask vulnerable countries to explicitly give up the right to raise issues of compensation and liability in future The US, EU and some other developed countries have demanded that poor and vulnerable countries commit at Paris that they shall never ask for compensation or hold rich nations liable for the inevitable loss and damage in coming years. Business Standard accessed ...

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PACJA: Paris climate deal should tackle damages, not just causes


Secretary General at the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda, has said that negotiators must unite and push loss and damage into a fair and equitable climate deal for Africa’s most vulnerable people. Commenting on the outcome of the recently held climate negotiations in Bonn in Germany, Mwenda remarked that Africa, small island states and the least developed ...

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