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Loss and Damage (L&D) fund

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: TH

 Context: On the first day of COP 28, member countries unanimously agreed to operationalize a Loss and Damage (L&D) fund, aimed at compensating nations already facing the impacts of climate change.

 

The fund, based at the World Bank but managed independently, has received commitments worth at least $450 million. L&D fund was first announced during COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) in 2022.

What is L&D?

It refers to the negative consequences arising from the unavoidable risks of climate change, like rising sea levels, prolonged heatwaves, species extinction, crop failures, etc

 The L&D fund addresses the financial toll of climate change, estimated at over $1.5 trillion in 2022.

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