Loss and Damage

at COP28

By Julie-Anne Richards
28 / 11 / 2023
Fridays for Future and other youth delegates hold an action to demand that a Loss and Damage Fund be established at COP27 on the 19th of November, 2022. Image credit: UNFCCC / Kiara Worth, licenced under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED.

The 28th conference of the Parties (COP 28) will be held from the 30th of November until the 12th of December 2023 at the Expo City, in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Issues relevant to Loss and Damage will be discussed at COP 28 in the following agendas: matters relating to the Santiago Network for Loss and Damage (Santiago network); the first Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement (GST); Loss and Damage Finance including the Loss and Damage Fund and Funding Arrangements; the New Collective Quantified Goal on Climate Finance (NCQG); and the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage.

For each of these workstreams, this brief provides a short summary of what will be negotiated at COP 28, and the Loss and Damage Collaboration’s expectations on what COP 28 must deliver.

The development of this brief been funded by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung New York Office with support from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The publishers are solely responsible for the content of this publication; the opinions presented here do not reflect the position of the BMZ. We also note that views and any errors, are the authors alone and that the content of this brief does not necessarily represent the views of all the members of the Loss and Damage Collaboration (L&DC).

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