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“Loss and Damage” to address climate justice in Latin America

 By Student Delegate Leslie Terrones Loss and damage is now a well-known concept that has been at the center of the political fight for climate justice of the Global South since the creation of the United Nations Framework Convention on … Continue reading

COP26 Delegation

Sarah Reiter – Professor, Head of Delegation Professor Reiter is experienced in managing large teams and negotiating complex natural resource policy issues. Professor Reiter’s work spans research on the ocean’s seafloor to its uppermost polar region, and has played a … Continue reading

COP 2020 Delegation

Sarah Reiter – Professor/ Delegation Leader Professor Reiter is experienced in managing large teams and negotiating complex natural resource policy issues. Professor Reiter’s work spans research on the ocean’s seafloor to its uppermost polar region, and has played a role … Continue reading

No adjustors, no lawyers, no paperwork…no problems on financial support for loss and damage

Blockchain technology may simplify the process for farmers to access insurance payouts for loss and damage from climate events. Parties have only a few days remaining to make decisions about which way Article 6, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the … Continue reading

Demystifying COP: An accessible take on the international climate change negotiations

A week into the international climate negotiations, and with time running out, we need a “stock take” on why we are here, and what the world expects from us. Any COP veteran—negotiator or observer—will likely agree that COP is a … Continue reading

Should COP25 Re-brand? A “Show Me the Money!” Mentality

Center stage, COP25 seems to be all about money. The negotiations regarding climate finance and adaptation have made little progress this past week because of an ongoing conflict that has dominated negotiations since before the Kyoto Protocol: developed versus developing nations, … Continue reading

Progress on the Margins, For the Marginalized

Money, finance, moolah, whatever you want to call it, it is truly what the negotiations at COP seem to be all about. Progress is slow when it comes to two main issues we are tracking here at COP25, Article 6 … Continue reading

Big Ocean States have Big Ideas on Carbon Markets, Adaptation, and Loss and Damages

On December 3, 2019, the Vermont Law School COP25 student delegation started covering both negotiations and various side events of interest to small island nations. The primary focus of the day was the still unresolved details of Article 6 of … Continue reading

When Climate Change Really Stinks: Septic Impacts

What does climate change mean for your toilet? A new report from the International Panel on Climate Change has policymakers and journalists from around the world scrambling to decode the impacts of rising sea levels and growing storms. Among potential … Continue reading

COP25 Delegation

  Sarah Reiter – Professor/ Delegation Leader Professor Reiter is experienced in managing large teams and negotiating complex natural resource policy issues. Professor Reiter’s work spans research on the ocean’s seafloor to its uppermost polar region, and has played a … Continue reading