Loss and Damage
COP27 What did COP27 achieve? 

The 27th UN climate change conference ended in Egypt on November 20 with a major outcome – a Loss and Damage fund. However, the cover text does not contain any new commitments on emission cuts or the comprehensive phase down of all fossil fuels 

COP27 Loss and damage As COP27 proceeds, global South calls on North to get serious about climate funding 

As the “technical” week of the UN climate conference in Egypt draws to a close, poorer countries have reiterated their expectations that COP27 will end with a dedicated finance facility for Loss and Damage, something which has been blocked at previous COPs 

‘Loss and Damage’ is officially on the agenda as COP27 kicks off in Egypt

After a years-long push by the global South, the UN climate conference will discuss funding for loss and damage related to the climate crisis. Over a 100 heads of state are set to address the summit being held in the wake of severe climate disasters from Pakistan to Somalia

US federal probe shows abuse, deaths in Indigenous boarding schools and other stories

Today we look at the US federal inquiry into Indigenous boarding schools, the murder of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, and more

UN IPCC report details accelerating, irreversible climate impacts and other stories

Today we look at the IPCC report on adaptation and vulnerability, the killing of 5 civilians by the Philippines army in a supposed “encounter”, and more

Hindu sect sued for using forced labour at temples across 5 US states and other stories

Today we look at allegations of forced labour against the BAPS sect in the US, the end of Palestinian detainee Miqdad al-Qawasmeh’s hunger strike, and more

COP26 to address Loss and Damage as frontline communities excluded and other stories

Today we look at the COP26 conference and climate finance, the preliminary results of Nicaragua’s general election, and more