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1. We can organise to shift to a just food energy economy to protect species and everyone. Industrial capitalism is the worse case scenario for Earth's species.


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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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1/4. “When we talk about #Equity, developing countries will also practise #Equity. Trust them.” @harjeet11 of @CANIntl explains why developing countries must be able to decide who can access support from the #LossAndDamage Fund at the #BonnClimateConference (#SB58). 🧵 Image
2/4. “All developing countries should be eligible [to access the #LossAndDamage Fund] and it is important to keep that language for unity. We know that it is LDC’s, SIDs & Africa that are going to be prioritised. Rich countries should trust developing countries to sort that out.”
3/4. “When we look at Pakistan, when we look at Colombia, Philippines, they don't fall in those categories, so how are you going to support them? If developing countries can decide, there can be a response when needed."
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1/4.@harjeet11 of @CANIntl highlights the progress made so far via the Transitional Committee of the #LossAndDamage and the #GlasgowDialogue on #LossAndDamage at the #BonnClimateConference (#SB58). Image
2/4. So far Parties have recognised:

1⃣The need for the #LossAndDamage fund to be flexible, programmatic and have different windows;

2⃣The need for trigger based disbursement;

3⃣The need for #LossAndDamage to not cause debt;
3/4. Whilst on of the big challenges we still face in operationalising a fit-for-purpose #LossAndDamage Fund at #COP28 is:

"Rich countries look at the #LossAndDamage Funding Arrangements rather that the placing a much bigger role than the #LossAndDamage Fund."
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1/38. Today is the eighth day of the #BonnClimateConference (#SB58) and it saw the closing plenary of the Technical Dialogue of the #GST, discussions on the #SantiagoNetwork, the continuation of the #NCQG’s 6th Technical Expert Dialogue and the first stocktaking plenary. 🧵 Image
2/38. Today also saw a focus on #HumanRights with a number of side events and an action drawing attention to the key message that “there can be no #ClimateJustice without #HumanRights”.
3/38. Joining "No #ClimateJustice without #CivicSpace and #HumanRights: zooming in on the @UNFCCC process"* with @ciel_tweets, @amnesty and @350, we heard important messages on the need for safe #CivicSpace under the @UNFCCC so that we can make our #LossAndDamage demands heard!
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1/4. “It is very surprising that at this time we are still arguing for #HumanRights [within multilateral processes]. We are facing harassment, surveillance and sexual harassment...Countries normally vocal are remaining quiet.” @CamilaZepedaL, Head of Delegation, Mexico 🇲🇽. Image
2/3. "As a country we speak up and defend #Pariticpation, defend #HumanRights, we are left alone in many negotiating rooms, including those discussing #LossAndDamage."
3/4. "We have made complaints as a government...Host agreements (for @UNFCCC COP's) going forwards need to protect accountability, the right to assembly and #FreeSpeech. We have proposed language to make sure those agreements public and transparent to ensure #HumanRights."
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1/30. Today is the seventh day of the #BonnClimateConference (#SB58) and it saw an intense second plenary on the adoption of the agenda, discussions on the #SantiagoNetwork and the start of the New Collective Quantified Goal’s 6th Technical Expert Dialogue on #ClimateFinance.🧵 Image
2/30. This morning kicked of with the event “Linking #LossAndDamage to Conflict Affected and Fragile Settings” held alongside the #BonnClimateConference (#SB58) with @FriEnt_news, @IDOS_research and @BROT_furdiewelt. Key messages included:
3/30. Steffen Bauer of @IDOS_research: “#LossAndDamage has become a reality even only at 1.1°C degree of heating. It puts lives and livelihoods at risk today…Every increment of warming that we can avoid makes a difference.” Image
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1/5. “It's the first time that no one is ignoring #LossAndDamage or talking #LossAndDamage under #Adaptation, especially developing countries who want to avoid their historic responsibility.” @SabineMinninger of @BROT_furdiewelt #BonnClimateConference (#SB58).🧵 Image
2/5. “What is needed is a #LossAndDamage Fund under the @UNFCC, with needs based finance, a window for rapid onset events, a window for slow onset and importantly a window for small grants directly accessible to communities.”
3/5. “Developed countries are pointing heavily to existing funding arrangements. But this will not do. We need finance that is additional to Official Development Assistance (ODA), additional to #Mitigation, and additional to #Adaptation.”
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Es kursieren viele Schätzungen zur #LossAndDamage-Finance. Die Neueste schätzt die summierte Entschädigungspflicht der Overshoot- ing countries (des Nordens) für die Undershooting countries (des Südens) für den Zeitraum 2020 and 2050 auf US$192 (141–298) Billionen (trillion).
Hinweis: Das gilt unter der Annahme, dass alle Länder des Nordens das Ziel der Klimaneutralität #NetZero im 2050 erreichen, allein aus historischer Verantwortung.
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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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1/9.📜NEW PAPER: "Time to pay the piper: Fossil fuel companies’ reparations for #ClimateDamages" from Marco Grasso and @rickheede gives clear guidance on the billions of $$$'s #FossilFuel companies should pay into the #LossAndDamage Fund each year.

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2/9. Our key take always include:

The report finds that the #FossilFuelIndustry will be responsible for $23.2 trillion (USD) of economic #LossAndDamage (to GDP) between 2025–2050 under a 3°C warming scenario.
3/9. This is important because the report demonstrates that it’s possible to attribute #LossAndDamage costs, and the responsibility for redress, to specific #CarbonMajors .
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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🧵👇.

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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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1/10.📜NEW BREIF: From @vallejolola, Matthieu Wemaëre, Michel Colombier of @IDDRI_ThinkTank gives a useful overview of the tax🏭🛢️💰and levy ✈️🚢 instruments under discussion that could contribute finance to address #LossAndDamage from #ClimateChange.

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2/10. The brief aims to inform both the members of the Transitional Committee of the #LossAndDamage Fund. 👇

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And the upcoming the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact in Paris.👇

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3/10. The note reviews the potential, modalities, revenues, feasibility and implementation issues for:

🛢️ #FossilFuel extraction levy
✈️Air passenger/ticket levy
🚢International shipping GHG levy
🏭Tax on windfall #FossilFuel profits
📈Financial transaction tax
🤑wealth tax
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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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It's a while since I've had one of these, and not in response to anything specific - I've been very inactive on #WesternSahara lately. Must be a quiet day on a troll farm somewhere in #Morocco. Image
Anyway, I have a rule that whenever I'm trolled by agents of the #Moroccan state, I post photos of the Sahrawi controlled areas of #WesternSahara, to highlight the conflict & #Morocco's partition of this non-self-governing territory. Here's the view from Tin Gfuf, Southern Sector Image
A low granite outcrop, near Tin Gfuf, Southern Sector of the Polisario controlled Liberated Territories of #WesternSahara. Image
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Some thoughts that I presented at this conference on 'measuring' heritage loss & damage.

1. Use IPCC risk framework to characterise risk to different aspects of heritage (tangible & intangible). Can be quantitative or qualitative, data or experience driven.
2. Make sure #heritage is considered in national risk assessments & adaptation plans. Not just $ value, but inventories of tangible & intangible heritage @ risk, & registers for degrees of risk.
3. Use national assessments & adaptation plans as basis to include heritage at risk in NDCs, Adaptation Communications, National Communications etc., submitted to @UNFCCC as part of its Global Stocktake.
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The 1st #LossAndDamage Transitional Committee (TC1) negotiations are in full swing in Luxor 🇪🇬.

Check out what happened in the first 24h of talks:

Here's a recap of our key demands for policymakers on how the future #LossAndDamageFund should work👇
States at #TC1 must focus on:
▪️Urgently get the #LossAndDamageFund up & running
▪️Center the Fund's design, scope & functions in #HumanRights.

That's the only path forward to quickly provide effective remedy to communities whose rights have been harmed by the #ClimateCrisis.
The #LossAndDamageFund must:
1⃣Address economic & non-economic #LossAndDamage from sudden & slow climate impacts
2⃣Guarantee effective remedy for frontline communities
3⃣Provide rights-based, needs-based & gender-responsive finance that is directly accessible to communities.
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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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What is the new #IPCC AR6 report, and what's it about?

The report is written by hundreds of climate scientists, summarising thousands of papers.

It's basically the world's climate scientists saying "If You Read One Thing This Decade, Read This."…

2) This #IPCC report catalogues a terrifying flood of evidence that climate impacts are far worse, harming billions more people, than was predicted just a few years ago.

It marks a shift from climate change talked about as something in the future, to something that IS happening
3) The #IPCC report confirms what communities are telling us: that floods, droughts, cyclones & rising sea levels are increasing in intensity & frequency.

And that it is those in the Global South, particularly marginalised ppl and especially women, who are suffering the most.
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TODAY @IPCC_CH released its most comprehensive assessment of science of #ClimateChange, impacts & solutions.
This is not the first & won’t be the last wake-up call, but it’s a unique moment.
I was in Interlaken 🇨🇭 for the last 9 days.
Here’s a🧵with my take #ClimateReport👇 Image
Before I start... Let's step back 👣

Here's a @ciel_tweets & @BoellStiftung analysis on the @IPCC_CH's Synthesis Report #ClimateReport

If you missed it, that's a great starting point to understand what #AR6SYR is and why it matters:…
Negotiations of the Summary for Policymaker highlighted the clash between the indisputable #ClimateScience & mainstream economic models underpinning mitigation pathways, perpetuate a business-as-usual approach. Incredible work of CSOs put a spotlight on #FossilFuels. Image
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Now live-tweeting the #IPCC #ClimateReport press conference, sharing results from the largest scientific effort to analyze the #ClimateAction needed for a livable future for all.
Follow here and in this THREAD:
"The pace and scale of what has been done, and current plans, are insufficient to tackle climate change. We are walking when we should be sprinting. Impacts include illness and death, damage global economy, threaten our life support system." H-S Lee, #IPCC #ClimateReport /2
Effective, equitable action now can lead to more sustainable, just world; benefits for people and nature. Many feasible and effective options. Must cut global GHG emissions by almost half by 2030 "if we want a chance to stay at/below 1.5°C" H-S Lee #IPCC #ClimateReport /3
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