Gallery: COP18: Rich Nations Must Compensate Poorer Ones for “Loss and ...


The conversation at the COP18 climate change talks in Doha have taken on an urgency unseen in previous meetings, and this time the buzz is most heard among developing nations most likely to get burned by the effects of climate change. As more evidence pours in showing that global temperatures could rise by more than double the two degrees Celsius recommended by scientists and sea levels are rising faster than previously thought, the emphasis has switched from preventing climate change to coping with it. This sentiment is strongest among developing nations that are poorly equipped to handle the loss and damages that they are already experiencing and they are looking to rich nations – the polluters – to take responsibility.

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