Podcast | Who will pay for climate loss and damage?

November 22, 2022


Who will pay for climate loss and damage?

November 22, 2022

Ritu Bhandari


Ritu Bhandari is a Manager with the Policy & Insights team at Economist Impact. She has over six years of experience working in a wide range of public policy topics including education, technology and sustainability. At Economist Impact, she manages research programs for private-sector, governments and NGO clients in Asia, covering topics like food security, climate & sustainability, and globalisation and trade. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, where she specialised in economic policy analysis.

Climate talks in COP27 recently concluded with a landmark agreement to create a loss and damage fund that would provide financial assistance to poor nations stricken by climate change.

Historically, this idea has been resisted by richer nations who fear taking up the liability for climate change. Many poor countries continue to argue that they have done the least to cause climate change, but are likely to suffer the greatest losses, and should be compensated.

In this episode, host Ritu Bhandari, manager, Policy & Insights at Economist Impact dives deeper into the role of a formal loss and damage mechanism in meeting our climate goals, countries most likely to push for action on this issue and factors that will shape it in the future, with Catherine Higham, policy fellow at Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment of the London School of Economics.


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