LOSS & DAMAGE: A GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

Whether you live in Bangladesh, Brazil, or Bemidji, climate security is a human right. We hold a moral responsibility to repair harm and offer relief from climate damage and loss.

Yet the United States and other wealthy countries are actively blocking a viable proposal that has the united support of countries representing over 80% of the world's population, including G77 and China.

We cannot allow this resistance to action on loss and damage. These nations deserve the right to determine how to use funds. The US is the largest historical emitter of carbon pollution and bears the most significant responsibility of any country for the climate impacts.

The global majority is asking for an international finance facility. They deserve the right to determine how to use funds that acknowledge what has been lost forever and support repairing the damages that we can.

As we head into the next United Nations annual international climate conference (COP27) in Egypt this November, loss and damage must be on the agenda. An agreement to create a UN finance facility is an essential first step.

With escalating climate impacts in every country, governments need to start talking and the U.S. must stop blocking—and instead help healing and repair move forward.

Responsibility starts with us.

Take Action!

1) Sign a Petition

Help us demand that the Biden administration stop blocking progress on loss and damage and work constructively to advance a pathway for a Loss and Damage Finance Facility at COP27.

2) Sign Up

Host a presentation at your community about loss and damage. MNIPL can offer this in person or on Zoom.

Let us know if you're interested in participating in meetings with decision-makers to share your concern for #lossanddamage.

Attend a Webinar

Join us on Tuesday, October 4, for a webinar to learn more about Loss and Damage and how we work together to take responsibility for the harm climate change has caused across the globe.

International policy experts and MNIPL staff will share strategies on how we’re compelling the United States to take leadership at the UN Climate Talks (COP27) in Egypt in November.

LOSS:  lost forever and cannot be brought back

DAMAGE:  damaged, but can be repaired or restored with a cost

  • Loss of life from a hurricane, flood, or famine driven by drought
  • Loss of income from crops being destroyed by a cyclone or drought
  • Displacement and loss of land due to rising sea levels, desertification, or severe storms
  • Loss of culture from widespread climate displacement of communities
  • Damage to infrastructure by hurricanes, fires, or flooding
  • Loss of livelihoods like when fish species die off due to ocean warming
  • Indigenous communities' loss of sacred land from climate change
  • Loss of farmland, especially for sustenance farmers, from climate change

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