Bloomberg Law
Nov. 11, 2021, 2:31 PM

‘Loss and Damage’ a Top Concern at COP26 as Legal Questions Loom

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

Failing to help developing nations cope with climate change could create a threat of legal liability to developed countries such as the U.S., climate law experts said at this week’s U.N. climate summit in Glasgow.

The issue is known as “loss and damage,” which is financial, technical and other assistance from affluent countries to developing nations where millions face displacement due to rising seas and temperatures and other extreme weather caused by climate change.

Vulnerable countries such as Barbados have been crying out at the COP26 summit for assistance from developed countries such as Canada, Great Britain, and ...

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