Nations square off on loss and damage at COP25

The issue of loss and damage has turned into one of the most contentious topics at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. The chief international framework that addresses this important subject, the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM), is up for a second review. Developing nations are locked in a heated debate with developed nations regarding loss and damage finance and other issues.Read More

US impending withdrawal casts a shadow over COP25

The impending exit of the United States from the Paris Agreement marks one of the darkest moments in the history of climate governance and could help deflate any momentum coming out of this year’s climate conference (COP25) in Madrid. But the presence of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other US Democratic lawmakers at the outset of the conference shows the US is not of one mind.Read More