The operationalization of the Loss and Damage Fund on the first day of the international climate negotiations in the United Arab Emirates (COP28) marks a breakthrough in efforts to assist developing countries burdened by climate impacts. Together with the host country, Germany kickstarted the fund, creating an unusual coalition pressuring China and other non-traditional donors to pledge as well. To be accountable to the most vulnerable, funding arrangements need to respond to the needs of people who are marginalized by their own governments – and particularly to the divisive issue of climate migration.
Just before passing its halfway mark, the coalition government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been hitting the financial buffers. Sadly, a general fiscal rethink is unlikely.
Der neue Podcast "BerlinsideOut" gibt tiefe Einblick in die deutsche Außenpolitik. Die Moderatoren Benjamin Tallis , Senior Research Fellow und Leiter der „Aktionswerkstatt Zeitenwende“, und der Journalist Aaron Gasch Burnett, tauchen wöchentlich mit wechselnden Gästen tief in die geopolitischen Dynamiken und Deutschlands Rolle darin ein.