The Inflation Reduction Act Goes on the Road: Reflections on U.S. Messaging to the World at COP27

The call for developed countries to fund resilience and disaster relief in countries bearing the brunt of climate impacts is clear. At COP27, the U.S. did not have an answer to these calls. Academic institutions are an ideal starting place for conversations about loss and damage, and funding strategies for these funds. While mitigation efforts …

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Ambitions for Implementation at COP27

This year the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) hosted the 27th the Conference of Parties (COP27), and delegates from around the world descended onto Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, a small city located at the southernmost point of the Sinai Peninsula with intentions of advancing a broad range of climate solutions. Because COP27 was …

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Loss and Damage Funding: The Case for the US to Pony Up 

In front of a room of 50 people, flanked by seven adult panelists, an 8-year-old boy sat silent and stone-faced; this was hardly the most challenging obstacle he’d faced. At COP27, 2022’s United Nations Climate Conference of 45,000 people, this young boy was one of relatively few chosen to share his story to conference attendees. …

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