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November 14, 2022
A daily digest by CSE / Down to Earth on developments at the UNFCCC COP 27 summit in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt from a Global South perspective. Access our extensive coverage on climate. You can find this newsletter on the web here.
Dear readers,

Finance for loss and damage dominated discussions on day eight of COP27 climate talks.

US climate envoy John Kerry spoke about the loss and damage finance facility. He said there was still no clear definition until now. Therefore, not many countries, including the US, agree on a commitment until there is a clear definition of how funding should be done.

There are also a bunch of countries that have been burning coal for the past 70-80 years. How does one account for that? Overall we are totally supportive of the issue of addressing loss and damage. We got the item on loss and damage into the official COP agenda, he said.

“The US position on the new loss and damage facility is clear. We will not support any facility that has an inbuilt legal structure on liability. But we are ready to deal with the issue of loss and damage and are discussing alternative financing options for such a facility,” Kerry said ... Continue Reading
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