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1/25. Today is the ninth day of the #BonnClimateConference (#SB58) and it saw the continuation of discussions on the #SantiagoNetwork for #LossAndDamage, a number of excellent side events, and importantly the adoption of the agenda. Here are some of our highlights!🧵 Image
2/25. This morning kicked off with three #LossAndDamage side events happening at the same time! Sadly we could not get to them all, but the good news is that there are webcasts with which to revisit them.
3/25. They included: "#HumanRights, #ClimateChange and disaster induced migration and #Displacement: Regional Perspectives" with @UUSC, @esperance_ong, @ALIANZAAMERICAS.

📼See the webcast here:
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1/6. At the 2023 #BonnClimateConference (#SB58) @harjeet11 of @CANIntl explains why the issue of corruption must not be used as an excuse to delay #ClimateFinance including the filling of the #LossAndDamage Fund agreed at #COP27.🧵 Image
2/6. “When talking about #ClimateFinance, the issue of corruption keeps coming up and yes there is a challenge there. "
3/6. “But why are we just talking about developing countries, in developed countries we also have corruption, legalising lobbying is corruption, double counting #ClimateFinance is corruption.”
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Yesterday, the #BonnClimateConference saw heated discussions. Rich countries like the US, UK and European Union prevented developing nations from including climate finance in the agenda.

A quick #thread on how rich nations evade responsibility for providing climate finance 1/12 Image
In 2010, developed nations promised to mobilise $100bn by 2020 to help poorer nations meet climate targets. This is in line with the UN Convention which mandates developed nations to lead the provision of finance to fight climate change. This, however, remains unfulfilled 2/12
"We are still waiting for the $100 billion," developing countries said on Monday.

This comes at a time when talks are ongoing to decide on a new climate finance goal — the New Collective Quantified Goal on Climate Finance or NCQG — by 2025. 3/12
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#LossAndDamage ist hier (#SB58) das beherrschende Thema. Nach jahrzehntelanger Enttäuschung der finanziellen Zusagen von Kopenhagen (2009!) liegen alle Hoffnungen der Entwicklungsländer auf der - aus Ihrer Sicht - auf #COP27 errungenen UN-Sonderfonds. Soweit die #Psychologie. Image
Rechtlich - und von der Sache- ist das Thema zu komplex um einfach als „Zusatztopf“ der UN eingestuft zu werden, da es um kollektive und individuelle humanitäre Notlagen geht. Hier ist gezielte Mittelvergabe wichtiger als mehr.
Ökonomisch führt zwischenstaatlicher Schadensersatz am Ende in ein #Nullsummenspiel.
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Last stage before #COP28 is #SB58! For @UFZ_de on site report @RSchwarze
Hefty work load, unprecedented number of mandated events, efficiency needed. Negotiations texts t.b. expected on Wednesday, June, 14th, at 6 p.m.. Ready to comment at the location! #SB58
The number of mandates are „standing“ (from old and very old work programmed such Nairobi, #Adapation) and „new“ ones (arising of the firework of decisions of #COP26 and #COP27 such as funding and finance of #LossAndDamage). Ready to explain from 17 h CET today, just contact me.
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1/13.⚠️USEFUL INFO: The second meeting (#TC2) of the Transitional Committee (TC) of the #LossAndDamage Fund agreed at #COP27 will happen this week from the 25-27th of May in Bonn, Germany 🇩🇪. This is what's on the agenda🧵👇.

🔗@UNFCCC page here: Image
2/13. Following the opening of #TC2, TC members undertake an exchange of views with non-Party observer constituencies on the purpose and scope of the new funding arrangements for responding to #LossAndDamage and the #LossAndDamage Fund established at #COP27.
3/13. During this session, we will likely hear from @WGC_Climate, Environmental NGOs (ENGO), Trade union NGOs (TUNGO), @IYCM, and more on behalf of #CivilSociety on how the TC can deliver a fit-for-purpose #LossAndDamage Fund and Funding Arrangements at #COP28.
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1/10.📜NEW BREIF: From @CJRFund, highlights findings from their efforts to address #LossAndDamage and provides recommendations to inform the operationalisation of a fit-for-purpose #LossAndDamage Fund based on real-world efforts.

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2/10. Aimed at informing the work of the Transitional Committee (TC) of the #LossAndDamage Fund ahead of their first workshop (29-30th April) and second meeting #TC2 (24-27 May) the brief is also supported by @ACTAlliance, @UUSC, @Helvetas and Young Power in Social Action.
3/10. The @CJRFund has supported four #LossAndDamage projects – in Bangladesh 🇧🇩, Malawi 🇲🇼, and across the Pacific 🇫🇯🇰🇮 – though funding pledged by @NicolaSturgeon on behalf of the @scotgov at #COP26 in Glasgow.
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1/14.📜NEW PAPER: From @AndrewKingClim, @KimtaiJoy, @harrinluke & @ClimateGrose highlights why event attribution is not yet a good way to determine who will receive $$$'s from the #LossAndDamage Fund agreed at #COP27 — An alternative strategy is needed!

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2/14. Key takeaways on why we cant use it include:

1⃣ Climate models primarily simulate processes in the atmosphere and ocean. They don’t directly simulate the #LossAndDamage caused by an extreme weather event such as how many people died due to a heatwave.
3/14. 2⃣ To simulate the effects of an extreme event, such as the loss of life or infrastructure, the exact extent to which weather components such as temperature and rainfall that caused #LossAndDamage need to be known. In some cases, this can be determined...
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In the past 24hrs there's been excitement about #G7 headlines like this

But we need to talk about it 🧵

Past the headline the communiqué is rife with greenwash & inaction

🤔 These countries are still EXPANDING fossil fuels
⏰ No phaseout dates
🤯 There's a huge loophole
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🤔 These countries are still approving NEW fossil fuels

You're not phasing something out if you're still expanding it...

Despite the spin, G7 members continue to approve, subsidize & finance new fossil fuel projects.

We need a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
⏰ No phaseout dates

It's not a plan without a timeline.

We need nations that are
a) historically responsible for emissions &
b) in the best position to fund a transition

to not only end proliferation of fossil fuels, but transition away from coal, oil & gas first & fastest.
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This week, CIEL's Senior Campaigner @lienvandamme is in Luxor 🇪🇬 to attend the first meeting of the Transitional Committee (#TC1) of the #LossAndDamageFund.

Follow the live stream:

Here's a 🧵 on what #TC1 is about and why it matters👇 Image
At the climate talks #COP27, States agreed to:
1⃣ Create new funding arrangements to address the impacts of #ClimateChange in vulnerable countries, incl. a #LossAndDamageFund
2⃣ Establish a Transitional Committee that will meet throughout 2023 to decide the details of this fund. Image
No actual money has yet been pledged 💸 & yet – the decision at #COP28 to create a #LossAndDamageFund is a crucial 1st step towards a #ClimateJustice future in which communities are fairly compensated for the losses they are suffering due to a crisis they had no role in creating. Image
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The brilliant @mylesbyrne always alerts me to essential, overlooked details. As pandemic-inactivated tango dancer, let me vote "It takes two to tango" as most misleading overused political phrase of the decade.
It doesn't take two.

You always dance with the whole room.

It takes society—profound feelings, often of pain/nostalgia and joy/intensity of connection—and countless human interactions to create music and dance over generations.

In each tanda, you dance in the shadow of giants.
It takes only one to infect half a packed milonga, danced for hours.

Do you see why SARS-CoV's cultural impact will far exceed HIV?

And boy did HIV have an impact. We haven't started facing reality yet in society; the knowledge is still twitter-confined.
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A block of 6 Pacific countries just agreed to spearhead a global fossil fuel phase-out effort including:

⚖️ creating an alliance of countries to negotiate a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

🛢️ joining @beyondoilgas

🌏 a just transition to a "Fossil Fuel Free Pacific"

A 🧵
The “Port Vila Call for a Just Transition to a Fossil Fuel Free Pacific” is the official outcome document from a three-day high-level meeting of Ministers and officials from across the Pacific.

You can read the full outcome here via @CANPacificIs…
The powerful outcome text was written by Ministers and officials from a block of six Pacific countries –

🇻🇺 Vanuatu
🇹🇻 Tuvalu
🇹🇴 Tonga
🇫🇯 Fiji
🇳🇺 Niue
🇸🇧 the Solomon Islands
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1/13.⚡️USEFUL INFO⚡️: The @IPCC_CH is currently meeting at #IPCC58 to review and approve the #AR6 Synthesis Report and it's Summary for Policymakers, with released set for Monday the 20th of March.
More here:…

Why is this important for #LossAndDamage? 👇 IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee  | Photo by IISD/ENB
2/13. The #AR6 Synthesis Report and it's Summary for Policymakers will condense all of the scientific evidence from the reports of the @IPCC_CH working group's and all special reports published between 2018 and 2022.
3/13. For example the @IPCC_CH #AR6 Working Group II report made the following key points on #LossAndDamage very clear:

1⃣Human-induced #ClimateChange has already caused #LossAndDamage to both nature and people;
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1/9. 🌀Devastating tropical #CycloneFreddy, which has made landfall twice 🤯, has caused #LossAndDamage in #Madagascar🇲🇬, #Mozambique 🇲🇿 and #Maliwi 🇲🇼 including 220+ deaths, whilst breaking records as the longest lasting cyclone. Cyclone Freddy as it weakens over Mozambique following its s
2/9. In #Madagascar🇲🇬, at least 17 people have died due to #CycloneFreddy (7 from the first landfall on 21 February and 10 from the latest rains on 5 and 6 March), and nearly 299,000 people have affected.
3/9. In #Mozambique 🇲🇿, #CycloneFreddy has seen some provinces received as much rain in 24 hours as they would usually experience in one month. As a result 10 people have died and 14 have been injured, 1,900 houses have been damaged or destroyed.
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#Raisina2023 | A Region of Opportunities: From the #Mediterranean to the #ArabianSea

We are live tweeting the session with @drausaf, @AlOraibi, Sameh Hassan Shoukry Selim, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi and Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy

Stay tuned for updates!
Sameh Hassan Shoukry Selim: A young population is the greatest potential of this region. #Egypt plays a fundamental role due to its strategic position with the #SuezCanal.

#Raisina2023 #RaisinaDialogue2023
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This tweet was posted by @EmmanuelMacron in the immediate aftermath (it finished 20/11 am) of #COP27 in Egypt. And the conference appears to be going ahead.

To speed the process of provding relief to poor countries France 🇫🇷 is now proposing “rechannelling” of unused SDRs.
During Cop27 Climate Economist Professor Stern provided an update on the level of finance which is needed to address global climate mitigation and adaptation needs - an eye watering 4 trillion + dollars a year.

I wasn’t aware till recently how much progress was being made.
A couple of weeks ago I attended a German video media event (in english) discussing World Bank Reform. The proposals for which are considered by many to be inadequate. Particularly considered against continued World Bank financing for fossil fuel infrastructure.
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1/8. 🤯An eye-opening new tracker detailing the flight emissions✈️of the #SuperRich has been created by Akash Shendure a high school senior from Seattle in the U.S! But how do the emissions of the 1% relate to #LossAndDamage from the #ClimateCrisis?

2/8. 📈Although there are many ways to measure responsibility for the #ClimateCrisis, no matter which way you do it's the richest countries🌐, people🎩 and polluting industries🏭 that come out on top. 👇
3/8. Between 1990 and 2015 the proportional #CO2 emission of the richest 1% of the world's population were 15%, whilst in the same period the richest 10% accounted for 52%.

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1/5.📰New article from @joeloyo of @ClimateHome News highlights that fewer than half the seats of the Transitional Committee of the #LossAndDamage Fund agreed at #COP27 have been filled with the potential to hold up work on releasing funds.

🔗Get it here:…
2/5. Although the deadline for negotiating blocs & Parties to nominate 24 committee members passed on the 15 December 2022, only ten members have been announced as of the of 31 January so we are waiting for 4 Developing and 10 Developed country Parties to make their nominations. Image
3/5. With the #COP27 decision indicating that the Transitional Committee should have its first meeting by 31 March and lots of organisational matters that need to be agreed before work can start, this delay leaves even less time for the committee to get it work done for #COP28.
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1/6. 📜NEW PAPER: "Vulnerability and #LossAndDamage following the #COP27 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (@UNFCCC )" from @ccadapt and @angus_naylor looking at how #LossAndDamage intersects with vulnerability thinking.

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2/6. The paper highlights how although the creation of a Transitional Committee to operationalise funding for #LossAndDamage at #COP27 could prove a seminal moment for the @UNFCCC...
3/6. In the context of #LossAndDamage and wider climate financing, discourses of vulnerability and mechanisms and indices for appraising the impacts of #ClimateChange remain unfit for purpose.
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LIVE: Opening of 152nd WHO Executive Board meeting…
"Three years ago today, I declared a public health emergency of international concern over the global spread of #COVID19 – the highest level of alarm under the International Health Regulations, and for the moment, the only level of alarm"-@DrTedros #EB152
@DrTedros "As you know, on Friday the Emergency Committee met to consider whether that remains the case. The committee has advised me that in its view, #COVID19 remains a global health emergency, and I agree"-@DrTedros #EB152
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Today, ISD and @caadcoalition launched a new flagship report on disinformation and the climate crisis, unpacking the narratives and tactics that emerged around the COP27 summit in Nov. 🌍🔥🚨

A🧵of key findings, and what we can do in response, below.…
@caadcoalition First, we found the increasing centrality of an 'anti-woke agenda' around climate. Accounts following the 50 top climate misinformers on Twitter were engaging w/ a broad conservative agenda, for which climate has become a key talking point, according to mapping by @Graphika_NYC. Image
@caadcoalition @Graphika_NYC Just 12 of these 'misinfo influencers'– known for sharing sceptic/delayist/denialist content on Twitter– garnered more than 343k shares on 388 climate-themed posts around #COP27. Nine of the 12 are verified accounts w/ followers ranging from 65k to 1.9m.…
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🧵 @bmngabirano1, de @Afsafrica, la plus grande association africaine qui représente plus de 200 millions de paysans et d’autochtones, appelle à la transition agro-écologique à l’échelle du continent et propose 5 grandes mesures pour l’entamer dès maintenant
1. Avec l’aide des sociétés civiles africaine, faire pression sur les gouvernements africains pour mettre en place des politiques publiques favorisant le système alimentaire agro-écologique, basé sur les petits producteurs locaux, dans le respect de leurs traditions.
2. Sortir du modèle de la « Révolution verte » imposé par la @WorldBank et basé sur la privatisation du vivant et le modèle agro-chimique qui réduit la souveraineté alimentaire, la valeur nutritionnelle des aliments et la résilience à la crise climatique.…
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🧵PART 1🧵
SELLING-OUT #AmericanTaxpayer's
¬RUSH COAL phase-out
¬PUSH invest in EVs/renewables
¬US commit $100B
¬Honor OLD #ClimateChange Agreements
@WEF @WHO want #Democrat POWER GRAB of #AMERICA
#KlausSchwab of #WEF
Violates #InalienableRights
ForcedGunControl #Biden's
#ExecutiveOrder 14067
Using Race/Bias/Belief/Credit
a Subjective
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Meet our activists in Colombia! The collective
@ciencia_local is our sister group in Colombia.

In November 2022 they held actions in Bogota and Casanare, calling for the release of our activists imprisoned in Germany and denouncing the lies and deceit of politicians at #COP27. Image
Voice of Colombia: "Politicians have to accept that political power is useless in the face of the climate crisis, only if scientific criteria are taken into account in the decisions of the states, it is possible to improve the future of humanity".
More than 200 environmental activists were murdered in Colombia in 2022. A dramatic reality in the global south: The voices of activists are silenced by threats, persecution and death. But this situation does not stop climate activism, because the emergency transcends generations Image
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