No accord yet, Paris climate talks go into overtime

Provisions in the new near-final outcome text would deal a blow to small island states and coastal countries that experience more intense weather events.

The climate talks in Paris went into overtime, as countries hit a hurdle on three major issues

  • Differentiation between developed and developing nations
  • Financial arrangements for the developing world
  • Ambition for a global temperature target
  1. The new near-final outcome text controversially has two options on meeting loss and damage needs of developing nations.
  2. One is a general provision that talks of the averting, minimizing and addressing it, and another, more detailed, excludes any regime of liability and compensation.
  3. The second provides countries help with risk assessment, risk management, insurance, help to relocate those displaced by climate event change.
Climate Change Negotiations – UNFCCC, COP, Other Conventions and Protocols
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