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Climate-Vulnerable Nations Step Up Loss-and-Damage Demands

  • Funding and mechanisms to distribute a COP27 priority
  • Climate Vulnerable Forum represents 55 nations worldwide
An island in the Maldives.
An island in the Maldives.

Photographer: Nadja Brandt/Bloomberg

A group of the most-vulnerable nations to global warming plan to step up demands for compensation at the international climate summit scheduled for November.

The Climate Vulnerable Forum, which represents 55 countries including island-nations threatened by rising sea levels such as the Maldives and poor African states struggling with droughts and floods, made compensation for damage from events tied to global warming their key demand. The funding should come from wealthy nations that have historically contributed the most to global warming through greenhouse gas emissions, it said.