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Will ‘loss and damage’ be the defining issue at COP27?

Webinar: Will ‘loss and damage’ be the defining issue at COP27?

“Loss and damage” from climate change is fast emerging as a critical issue for billions of people, particularly in the global south. As part o... Read More

Webinars | Sep 30. 2022.
COP27: Why is addressing ‘loss and damage’ crucial for climate justice?

COP27: Why is addressing ‘loss and damage’ crucial for climate justice?

The death and destruction that can result from climate change is not evenly distributed around the world. Those who have often contributed the lea... Read More

International policy | Sep 29. 2022.
Graphic: Carbon Brief.

Loss and damage: What happens when climate change destroys lives and cultures?

High in the Peruvian Andes, there is a glacier whose disappearance has been linked to the departure of the gods. In the belief of the Quechua peop... Read More

International policy | Sep 28. 2022.
The struggle over ‘loss and damage’ in UN climate talks

Timeline: The struggle over ‘loss and damage’ in UN climate talks

Small-island nations have been sounding the alarm about climate change for more than three decades, fearing a future in which their communities and h... Read More

International policy | Sep 27. 2022.
Should developed nations pay for ‘loss and damage’ from climate change?

Q&A: Should developed nations pay for ‘loss and damage’ from climate change?

This year has seen thousands of people killed in a run of unprecedented extreme weather events. Catastrophic flooding has caused at least 1,300 deat... Read More

International policy | Sep 26. 2022.
Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil, 25 October 2021. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: Bolsonaro election loss could cut Brazilian Amazon deforestation by 89%

A loss for Jair Bolsonaro in the upcoming Brazilian presidential election could lead to Amazon deforestation in his nation falling by 89% over the ne... Read More

International policy | Sep 23. 2022.
Narendra Modi at COP26. Credit: Colin Fisher / Alamy Stock Photo.

Q&A: What does India’s updated Paris Agreement pledge mean for climate change?

India's government has, following a long delay, finally submitted an updated climate pledge under the terms of the Paris Agreement. The new four-p... Read More

International policy | Sep 14. 2022.
Flooding at the Bagmati river in India, a branch of the Ganges, due to heavy monsoon rains and melting of Himalaya glaciers.

Climate change will make it harder for world’s poorest to migrate, study says

Climate change will make it harder for the world’s poorest people to migrate – leaving them “extremely vulnerable” to continued impacts and i... Read More

People | Jul 25. 2022.
The Netherlands, Zeewolde, Farms and farmland in Flevopolder. Aerial.

Guest post: Why estimates of the ‘cost’ of climate action are overly pessimistic

The "cost" of cutting greenhouse gas emissions is often used to argue that tackling climate change is expensive. But this provides a skewed image to ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 21. 2022.
Demonstrators gathered outside the Russian Embassy in London in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022

Q&A: What does Russia’s invasion of Ukraine mean for energy and climate change?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is inextricably linked to the global energy crisis. With wholesale gas prices already at extremely high levels, in ... Read More

International policy | Feb 25. 2022.
A woman plants tree on the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan

Climate-adaptation funds have not reached half of ‘most vulnerable’ nations, study finds

Many countries in Africa and those experiencing armed conflict are struggling to access money set aside to prepare them for climate change, according... Read More

Risk and adaptation | Jan 20. 2022.
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