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Nov 4 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
1/11.⚡️BREAKING NEWS⚡️: The fifth meeting (#TC5) of the Transitional Committee (TC) of the #LossAndDamage Fund has agreed on recommendations to send to #COP28. However, the US 🇺🇸 says “it is not a consensus document” because they were not in the room when it was adopted.
2/11. The US 🇺🇸stood as the only TC member blocking consensus by asking for last-minute changes to the text when all other TC members had agreed to the “imperfect text”. Having blocked adoption several times, the US left the room when Co-Chairs called for the final time to adopt.
Nov 4 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
1/10.📢It is day two of the fifth meeting (#TC5) of the Transitional Committee (TC) of the #LossAndDamage Fund in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪. The new text for the #LossAndDamage Fund is out and it is totally ⛔️ unacceptable!
1⃣ The text sees @WorldBank become the interim host of the #LossAndDamage Fund without a clear exit. (Developing countries have been clear, they will only accept the @WorldBank as an interim host with a set of conditions and not forever!).
Oct 21 • 18 tweets • 7 min read
1/18. The fourth (#TC4) meeting of the Transitional Committee (TC) of the #LossAndDamage Fund ended at 02:30am. TC members could not agree on recommendations to #COP28 on the operationalisation of the #LossAndDamage Fund and have agreed to a fifth meeting (#TC5). Our takeaways.🧵
2/18. The day started with a message from @COP28_UAE President Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber: “We have no choice but to deliver. This is what is expected of us. This is the mandate of this Transitional Committee for #LossAndDamage.”
Oct 18 • 33 tweets • 13 min read
1/33. Here are our key takeaways from the first day of the fourth and final meeting of the Transitional Committee (#TC4) of the #LossAndDamage Fund in Aswan, Egypt 🇪🇬.
📼See the webcast from day one here:
📼 Webcast for day two:
2/33. The Co-Chairs started TC4 by sharing their plans for #TC4:
1⃣The first two days of #TC4 will see TC members go through outstanding issues.
2⃣The Co-Chairs will then come back with a proposed text to be considered for the final two days of #TC4.
Sep 7 • 26 tweets • 8 min read
📜1/25. Yesterday was day 3⃣ of the #AfricaClimateSummit which saw events both inside and outside the official venue. Here are the #LossAndDamage updates from our coordinator @nhyacinthe791 who is in Nairobi for #AfricanClimateWeek. 🧵
2/26. The official proceedings of the Summit culminated yesterday with the adoption of the #NairobiDeclaration to be taken forward to the upcoming #UNGA and the #ClimateAmbitionSummit convened by @UN Secretary General @antonioguterres on September 20th.
1/24.📰NEW BLOG: The third meeting (#TC3) of the Transitional Committee (TC) of the #LossAndDamage Fund agreed at #COP27 ended last week. With 3 of 4 meetings done, @jar_climate shares thoughts on progress so far and the road to #COP28.🧵
🔗Read it here: lossanddamagecollaboration.org/stories-op/hid…
2/24. First a quick recap, #COP27 made the momentous decision to establish a #LossAndDamage Fund, the decision included establishing a Transitional Committee charged with making recommendations to #COP28 to operationalise the Fund.
1/123. The Transitional Committee (TC) tasked with providing recommendations to #COP28 on how to set up the new #LossAndDamage Fund held its second workshop (#TCWS2) on addressing #LossAndDamage this weekend in Bangkok, Thailand🇹🇭. Here are some of our key takeaways. 🧵
24/123. ...with regional projects and triggers, to ensure that the most vulnerable can access.
Jun 23 • 25 tweets • 8 min read
1/25. 🧵The long anticipated #ParisSummit for a #NewGlobalFinancingPact came to a close today. Here are our thoughts on how we move forward from here on the road to #COP28 in the context of #LossAndDamage. 👇
2/25. It’s clear we need a complete transformation of the current system run for the benefit of polluters and rich countries and a rebalancing towards people, especially those on the front line of the #ClimateCrisis —the #ParisSummit fell far short of that.
Jun 14 • 25 tweets • 25 min read
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!🧵
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.
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). 🧵
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.”
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. 🧵
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”.
Jun 13 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
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 🇲🇽.
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."
1/3. ⚠️BREAKING ⚠️: The second plenary of the #BonnClimateConference (#SB58) has closed without the adoption of the agenda. This means that all work done at #SB58 could be lost. Consultations will now continue to try to find a way to adopt the agenda at the closing plenary.
2/3.The issue at stake is the inclusion of a new agenda item proposed by the LMDC group and supported by the G77 and China, ALBA and AILAC on "scaling up ambition for #MitigationFinace". With the LMDC saying that it will not allow the agenda to include the #MitigationWorkplan.
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.
May 22 • 13 tweets • 10 min read
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🧵👇.
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.