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We need action on ‘loss and damage’ now

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A woman who became displaced walks with her baby amid tents, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Sehwan, Pakistan September 13, 2022.
REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

With the annual UN climate summit fast approaching on 6 November, the question that many climate activists are raising is the extent to which this year’s conference will take meaningful action to address loss and damage caused by climate change.

Small island states and many countries in the Global South, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, have been pushing for loss and damage to have a prominent place on the agenda at the climate conference, which this year is hosted by Egypt. The argument is that the countries that carry much of the responsibility for the climate crisis should provide finance to address loss and damage caused by its impacts.

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