What is loss and damage and how does it apply to water?

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The past year has seen vulnerable communities across the globe experience numerous water-related disasters that have either threatened or completely decimated lives and livelihoods. Countries in the Global South are exposed to this type of disaster, with their vulnerability often directly related to both the short- and long-term effects of the climate crisis.

Calls for climate reparations have gained momentum over the last few years and more concretely on the agenda of last year’s climate negotiations. In 2022, COP27 delegates reached a historic agreement on loss and damage funding, generally seen as a significant step in the right direction to assist climate-vulnerable nations.

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