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November 18, 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,

Details on loss and damage facility, phasing out coal missing from ‘Cover Decision’ draft.

The COP 27 Presidency produced a non-paper to develop text for a Cover Decision November 17. The non-paper has references to equity and the phase-down of unabated coal power.

It, however, does not have extensive details on the loss and damage facility demanded by the Group of 77 or the need to phase out fossil fuel use.

The draft text on the mitigation work programme (MWP) was produced, but disagreements persist in the form of bracketed text ... Continue Reading
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COP27 diary (November 17): Details on loss and damage facility, phasing out coal missing from ‘Cover Decision’ draft, 18 November 2022
A round-up of what went on at the Sharm El-Sheikh summit
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COP27: Clear battle lines drawn on loss and damage as rich try to divide the poor, 18 November 2022
This is a clear attempt to create divisions and to make the poor fight the poor, according to Sunita Narain, director-general of CSE
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Less than 24 hours left: ‘Need extra efforts from all for agreement on loss & damage’, 18 November 2022
Countries shying away from difficult decisions, need to show political will, says COP27 President
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Methane emissions to rise 5-13% by 2030 from 2020 levels under business-as-usual scenario: Report, 18 November 2022
Human activities release 350-390 million tonnes of methane annually
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COP27: Act here and now on loss and damage facility, climate-vulnerable nations tell rich ones, 17 November 2022
European Union softens stance on loss and damage facility, albeit with a caveat
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Equity, unabated coal phasedown in first draft of COP27 ‘Cover Decision’; other elements missing, 18 November 2022
Details are scant on the loss and damage fund demanded by G77, and there is no mention of the need to wean off fossil fuels, a crucial aspect of achieving the 1.5C goal
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COP27 enters loss and damage alley; finance facility issue to make or break it, 17 November 2022
Countries accepted the operationalisation of the Santiago Network, which talks about providing technical assistance on loss and damage, November 17 afternoon
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COP27: Experts flag proposals to include carbon removals in UN trading mechanism, 17 November 2022
The recommendations, made at the beginning of COP27, provide a broad definition of removals and do not distinguish between them, according to civil society groups
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This daily round up of COP27 Newsletter is published by Down to Earth and the Centre for Science and Environment, a Delhi-based global think tank advocating on global south development issues.
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