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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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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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📢 @CANIntl - LIVE NOW: learn from experts & civil society leaders about upcoming @IPCC_CH Report, what it means for policymakers, and how it can scale-up global #ClimateAction.

w/ @1TeresaAnderson @JPvanYpersele @harjeet11 @sindra_sharma @kaisakosonen…
On 1.5°C limit of #ParisAgreement:

"Because the very reason this target was chosen, is not in terms of the easiness of achieving it.

It was chosen to avoid the most servere impacts. It's a must. We must keep it alive." - @JPvanYpersele
"It's a truly unique moment in human history.

1. Where we are today. Climate change is here today. It will get more severe sooner.

2. Climate change intensifies deep injustices.

3. There's a massive gap between where we need to be and what's happening..." - @kaisakosonen
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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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Activists from SR Africa took action in different countries to demand climate action, specifically 1) to halt new oil & gas projects across the continent, 2) invest in clean energy systems, 3) pay up for losses in ecosystems & culture due to extractivism. ✊ #LossAndDamage (1/13)
This campaign happens in the midst of the development of major oil and gas projects in Africa, such as @EACOP_ and the Morroco-Nigeria pipeline. ☠️ (2/13)
The 'Morocco-Nigeria pipeline' is an extension of the West African Pipeline that would make it the world's longest offshore gas pipeline. It will cost about $25 billion dollars which could be invested in clean energy instead of fueling the #ClimateCrisis, (3/13)
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1/9.⚡️BREAKING⚡️: This morning @vanessa_vash, @GretaThunberg , @luisaneubauer and @SumakHelena spoke at the World Economic Forum (#wef23) in @Davos about and open letter to #FossilFuel CEO's —signed by 850k+ people— calling on them to end the fossil expansion. Climate activists Greta Thunberg, Vanessa Nakate, Helena Gua
2/9. This letter is a Cease and Desist Notice is to demand that #FossilFuel CEO's immediately stop opening any new #Oil, #Gas, or #Coal extraction sites, and stop blocking the clean energy transition that is urgently need.
3/9. The letter highlights that #FossilFuel companies KNEW for decades that fossil fuels cause catastrophic #ClimateChange. That they MISLED the public about #ClimateScience and risks (#LossAndDamage) and
DECEIVED politicians with disinformation sowing doubt and causing delay.
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1/12. In his latest @dailystarnews op-ed @SaleemulHuq of @ICCCAD explores the "The who's and how's of allocating #LossAndDamage funds" as we look towards the long road to #COP28.

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2/12. Key points include:

1⃣ That although #LossAndDamage costs run will into trillions of US $'s, in the short term focusing on getting a few tens of billions of US $'s a year to support the poorest and most vulnerable communities would be wise.
3/12. 2⃣ Funds to address #LossAndDamage don't necessarily need to come from governments they could come from countries imposing a tax on every fossil fuel company registered in their jurisdiction.
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Voices from Global South: meet our activists in Tanzania!
SR activists from the Global South are first hand witnesses of the consequences of the criminal policies that produced & keep worsening the #ClimateCrisis, and they are speaking loud against them! (1/7)
Just between October and November 2022, they organized numerous actions and demonstrations to bring Global South voices to the #COP27 table. (2/7)
They protested in the streets of Dar es Salaam with the coalition #UniteAgainstClimateFailure to call out world leaders on their deadly inaction and demand reparation for #LossAndDamage. (3/7)
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1/30.📢NEW BRIEF: “What happened at #COP27 on #LossAndDamage and what comes next?” which details #COP27’s outcomes on issues related to #LossAndDamage and ways forward as we look to #SB58 and #COP28.

Full brief here:…

See some key takeaways below🔽 Image
2/30. Ahead of #COP27 the key issues that were expected to be discussed included:

1⃣Establishing a #LossAndDamage finance facility (or fund);

2⃣The operationalisation of #SantiagoNetwork for #LossAndDamage;
3⃣The integration of #LossAndDamage into the New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG) on #ClimateFinance;

4⃣The inclusion of #LossAndDamage in discussions under the #GlobalStocktake of the #ParisAgreement;
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📌#COP27 is over. So much happened over past 3 weeks at & around the COP…
👀Time to look back / to look forward
Here is a thread of threads to review the good, the bad & the ugly in relation to key aspects of COP27, by some of the most astute observers of the process
2/ Before delving in specific policy developments, one must take a step back & remember stakes and expectations from the broader community, esp. after decades of procrastination by decision makers.
Luckily @vanessa_vash set the context right before #COP27
3/ 2022 was also a year of big scientific reports that were expected to remind us all of desperate urgency to take rapid action against root causes of climate emergency as well as to deal with existing impacts.
@KHayhoe has a great pool metaphor for you
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