Loss and Damage has become a big discussion at COP 23. This is not surprising given that the presidency is led by Fiji, a small island developing state. The discussion on loss and damage has been heated, with Australia and European Union saying that there is “insufficient statistical evidence” that extreme weather events such as typhoons are singularly caused by climate change. Meanwhile, developing countries who are affected by climate change impacts now are still calling for the negotiations to talk about finance for loss and damage.
We know you have many questions about this. What is loss and damage? How did it become part of the negotiations? Where are we now and where do we want to go? Here is an infograph which I made for Climate Tracker on everything you need to know about Loss and Damage: