30 March, 2023

Research agenda for the loss and damage fund


Olivia Serdeczny and Tabea Lissner

The United Nations COP27 climate summit delivered a breakthrough in loss and damage finance. It established and mandated a Transitional Committee to design and functionalise a new loss and damage fund by the end of 2023. While politics will undoubtedly drive the fund’s design, research can contribute the necessary evidence base for informing policy choices. This piece in Nature discusses what research could contribute to the design of the loss and damage fund.