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Time to Deliver

What the Loss and Damage Fund Needs to Bring to the Most Vulnerable

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.

Mechthild Becker
Dr. Kira Vinke

Reforming Europe’s Fiscal Architecture

The drive to change the EU’s fiscal rules has fizzled out, an agreement before the June 2024 European elections is unlikely. However, Europe cannot ignore its structural weaknesses forever.

Shahin Vallée
Prof. Dr. Guntram Wolff
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The Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

What Role Now for the EU in the South Caucasus after Nagorno-Karabakh?
Dr. Stefan Meister
Laure Delcour
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