As the COP27 UNFCCC climate talks were gaveled to completion in the early hours of Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the failure to mention the necessary phase out of fossil fuels in the concluding document marked a huge win for the industry and for oil producing and emitting countries.
Despite longstanding objections from the US and the UK, negotiators for the first time have agreed to include loss and damage funding on the official agenda here at COP27 on the first day of the climate talks. As the UNFCCC meeting began today in Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt, countries from the global
In a poignantly intimate article, Loss and damage: What happens when climate change destroys lives and cultures? the authors reference a glacier in the Peruvian Andes whose disappearance is equated with the departure of the gods. This is just one example of non-economic loss and damage (NELD) or intangible loss and damage,