Negotiating loss and damage at COP25
Interview with Hafijul Islam Khan, negotiator at COP25 for Least Developed Countries group
At the COP25 (United Nations Climate Summit), countries are debating, among other things, how to deal with the losses and damages that are happening due to the climate crisis.
The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage was created with the Paris Agreement in 2015 to address those crises people face when mitigation and adaptation collapse and climate disaster strikes. Now it is about time to equip the mechanism with adequate finances. Without financial resources to support it, it is effectively useless.
Countries of the Global South are fighting to hold the Global North accountable for the crisis it has caused in the first place. However, the industrialized countries are refusing to put the necessary finances on the table.