A flooded house near the Indus River in Sindh, Pakistan, on Sep. 9, 2022. Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg
Negotiations over compensation payments for climate damage in developing countries will become a key test at next month’s COP27 gathering
The US has decided to support formal UN negotiations over possible compensation and assistance to countries that suffer devastation from storms, floods and droughts made far worse by climate change, senior administration officials said on Wednesday.
The decision adds to a growing focus on what diplomats term “loss and damage,” a mechanism by which wealthy nations responsible for most planet-warming emissions might address the climate damage suffered by developing countries.