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Loss and damage: Who is responsible when climate change harms the world's poorest countries, and what does compensation look like?

By Bethany Tietjen, Research fellow in climate policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
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You may be hearing the phrase “loss and damage” in the coming weeks as government leaders meet in Egypt for the 2022 U.N. Climate Change Conference.

It refers to the costs, both economic and physical, that developing countries are facing from climate change impacts that they are unable to adapt to. Many of the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries have done little to cause climate change, yet they are experiencing extreme heat waves, floods and other climate-related disasters. They want wealthier nations – historically…The Conversation


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