Making sense of the politics in the climate change loss & damage debate

Date Published 2020, August 15

Authors Olivia Serdeczny, E. Calliari, L. Vanhala

Journal Global Environmental Change

This article looks at the politics of L&D and inquires into negotiators´ perceptions of the most contentious issues surrounding L&D negotiations. It shows how the legitimacy of L&D as a negotiations issue is still not accepted by all and how compensation has different connotations for different negotiators. The paper argues that L&D is an ultimately political issue with distributional consequences and as such should not be treated as a purely technical problem.