An urgent reframing of loss and damage is called for by The Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG) at COP27 to ensure no further delay in just and orderly transition.
On Monday, November 7th, 2022 a leading group of international climate experts, the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG), released its latest report ‘The path beyond fossil fuels: seeking a just and orderly transition’.
It argues for a reframing of the loss and damage discussion, where loss and damage is not only addressed and compensated, but the deliberative process to achieve it allows no room for nations to delay or deflect from taking all possible immediate steps to reduce their emissions deeply and rapidly.
The Group asserts that in the current context of climate change, loss and damage has conceptual limitations which must be recognised and resolved. For instance, no consensus has been reached between nations on how such loss and damage responsibilities should be enacted, and wealthier nations are stalling as poorer nations continue to suffer the impacts.
The notion of loss and damage also fails to address the ongoing loss of species and habitat - including the loss of cities and irreversible harm to entire countries.
The program will discuss this initiative.
This video was recorded on November 14th, 2022 and published on December 11th, 2022.
Sir David King - Founder and chair of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group, as well as the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge University. Previously he held the position of permanent Special Representative for Climate Change from September 2013 until March 2017. He was Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor from 2000 to 2007, during which time he raised awareness of the need for governments to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the Energy Technologies Institute.
Dr. Fatima Denton - Director of the United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA). Prior to joining UNU-INRA, she worked with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) as Director of the Special Initiatives Division and Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC). Her research has centred around climate change adaptation with a focus on resilience systems in sectors such as agriculture, water and energy, particularly in the African region.
Mark Maslin - Professor of Earth System Science at UCL. Maslin is a leading scientist with particular expertise in understanding the Anthropocene and how it relates to the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. He is Director at Rezatec, and author of Human Planet, Cradle of Humanity and How To Save Our Planet.
Charles Gregoire – Climate Reality Leader, Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
Heidi Brault - Climate Reality Leader, BA(Psychology), Library & Information Technician Diploma - Video production and website assistant - Organizer and convener, Metadata technician, COP26 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
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