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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

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

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

COP26: The Role of the Insurance Industry in Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change

By Laura M. Cheng, Adjunct Professor Introduction The insurance industry has an instrumental role to play in transitioning to a net-zero economy and adapting to the impacts of climate change.  As investors with over $26 trillion in global assets under … Continue reading

The Battle of the Two Driving Forces that Make the World Go Round: Humanity and Nature.

By Student Delegate Marissa Pizaña The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem: Biodiversity. Biodiversity—marine and land—around the world is rapidly degraded and destroyed, with grave and far-reaching implications for human well-being. When most … 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

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