And now for the good news from the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27: the creation of a loss and damage fund to support developing countries recover from the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Many proponents of the fund have treated it as a purely moral issue, but there’s actually a lot more to it. Ethan breaks down why, purely from an American perspective, the loss and damage fund is beneficial and exciting in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”
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Writer: Ethan Brown, Bobbie Armstrong, Madeleine Salman, Maddy Schmidt
Editor: Megan Antone
Producers: Ethan Brown, Megan Crimmins, Shannon Damiano, Maddy Schmidt
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Music: Brett Sawka
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