What is ‘loss and damage’ and why is it critical for success at Cop26?

What is ‘loss and damage’ and why is it critical for success at Cop26?

Bitterly fought-over issue of compensation for poor countries could make or break ambitious climate deal

“Loss and damage” is the phrase for the destruction already being wreaked by the climate crisis on lives, livelihoods and infrastructure. It has become a critical issue at Cop26, with the potential to make or break an ambitious deal in Glasgow.

Vulnerable and poor countries, which did little to cause the climate crisis, arrived with a determination to win a commitment from rich nations to compensate them for this damage.

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