A new article by Joy Hyvarinen highlights the importance of getting the right legal framing for the future climate change agreement and its components. Groundbreaking research on international treaties by Jean Galbraith has shown that the right legal framing can be even more important than the legal content.
FIELD Executive Director Joy Hyvarinen comments on the negotiations on loss and damage in this 3-minute video and talks about potential alternative approaches.
This FIELD comment considers a new proposal by developing countries at the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, which puts the issue of compensation for climate-related loss and damage firmly on the negotiating table.
Climate-related loss and damage is on the agenda for the Warsaw Climate Change Conference. The main question is if countries will agree on a new international mechanism for loss and damage to help vulnerable countries. A new FIELD comment considers issues and prospects.
FIELD hosted a web discussion on 4 November for an initial exploration of what important new research on treaty design could mean for the UNFCCC negotiations. These notes summarize key points from the discussion.