Wopke Hoekstra argues a tax on jet fuel could raise revenue for a planned loss and damage fund, but experts warn that won’t be easy
The US wants extra seats for major donors to the fund on top of developed country representation, sparking accusations of “double counting”
The 2030 target is one of several contentious proposals at negotiations in the Dominican Republic this week over a new loss and damage fund
The US, which long opposed a fund, wants it to focus on a narrow set of disasters in a small number of countries
Experts said that the term “climate reparations” implies liability, whereas the loss and damage fund will be filled on a voluntary basis
It’s often hard to judge whether a drought is weather-related or climate related and whether people are displaced by the drought or conflicts
Donor countries promised only a third of the $7bn the UN was appealing for to provide humanitarian aid to drought-stricken Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Negotiators have added an extra meeting to try and get talks finished by Cop28 – but splits over who pays and who receives funds remain
The first talks on how to set up a loss and damage fund were held this week. In the meantime, disaster-torn countries like Malawi appeal for urgent support.
Cop27 resulted in the historic decision of setting up a loss and damage fund to help vulnerable countries, but success depends on a few key actions.
Researchers are working with eight developing countries to pool resources and respond to climate disasters with local solutions
Negotiators will gather in Egypt at the end of March to discuss a fund for climate victims, whether the Asia-Pacific group has nominated its members or not
Fewer than half the seats on a loss and damage transitional committee have been filled, holding up work to channel funds to climate victims
Poor and marginalised groups should be represented on the fund’s board, managing budgets and making decisions about their own lives
The European Union pushed to restrict loss and damage funds to “particularly vulnerable” nations, but the definition is still up for debate
While there is a case for South Korea, UAE and Israel to join the donor pool, whichever way you measure it the US should pay more
A shortage of weather stations across Africa shouldn’t stop climate victims accessing critical funds, scientists say
US climate envoy John Kerry said he “found a lot of agreement” with Barbados leader Mia Mottley on what needs to happen to address climate damages
As rich countries resist creating a ‘funding facility’ to address damages caused by climate change, island states are refining their demands