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Loss and damage: first ignored, then rejected, and ultimately celebrated

Loss and damage from climate change have increased sharply. What was known for a long time was ignored by official climate policy for almost as long. Especially recently, however, awareness of the problem has increased enormously: record heat in India and Pakistan, floods in Nigeria, the drought in the Horn of Africa, the flood disaster in Pakistan – and not least the devastating flood in the Ahr valley last year. This set the stage for the COP27 decision for a new fund. The road to this point was long and winding.

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