GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change

 UTC+2 (Cairo, Lusaka, Harare)

#GLFLive - Climate crash course: What is loss and damage?

Oct 17, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

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GLF Live with Preety Bhandari One of the key topics for this year’s imminent UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, is “loss and damage.” It’s been increasingly popping up in headlines and news media about the ever-increasing number of environmental disasters, and it’s somewhat self-explanatory: the impacts of climate change that require adaptation or recovery to degrees often falling outside of people’s means. But what does it mean in terms of countries’ negotiations and agreements with one another? Is it a legal liability for those that could be said to have caused climate change the most? How is it different from adaptation or mitigation efforts? And why is it coming into the limelight now? In the second episode of our GLF Live mini-series of “climate crash courses” –15-minute lessons on foundational terms and topics we might have overlooked in our learnings – Preety Bhandari, a senior advisor at World Resources Institute and the former chief for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management at the Asian Development Bank, will explain everything we need to know about this crucial concept.