COP27 Final Document
As we publish this week's newsletter, COP27 negotiations are still happening.
It's unclear how specifically — or vaguely — "loss and damage" will be addressed in the final summit document that diplomats are struggling to produce. A 20-page draft released by the Egyptian COP president in Sharm el-Sheikh was a blank slate on how to compensate vulnerable nations for climate damages.
The most recent draft text from host Egypt re-ups last year's pledge to move off coal, but does not — as many nations hoped — call for phasing down all fossil fuels.