Held in the Ossola Valley last Sept. 1-3, the States General of Climate Action. The convening of "There will be a good climate" was for all Italian actors involved in various capacities and forms in climate and environmental issues and actions to (re)find each other and "Gather, strengthen and support the voices of Italian climate activism." Among those who responded to the call was Italian Climate Network.
In recent months-as the Italian Climate Network and as European civil society-we have been trying to draw the attention of policymakers and the public to the so-called Loss&Damage, the issue of loss and damage related to climate disasters. But it is not easy, on the one hand because that of the climate emergency continues to remain in the eyes of public opinion a problem that is "too high," too distant, too big to touch the strings of individuality, of everyday life, in spite of everything. On the other, because in this context of poor (in)education we continue to be confused by the many definitions and numerous terms that are often perceived as too technical, so much so that they confuse and distance us from the problem.
Like an international fund that asks countries to come to terms with their responsibility for climate change. But how to define what is compensable, and what is not? And, most importantly, how to determine the culprits who will have to trigger a compensatory transfer? Wired journalist Antonio Piemontese tells us about it.
On 9 May 2023, the government launched an open consultation on the new National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (NIPEC), the plan on which Italy's contribution, as a member of the European Union, under the Paris Climate Agreement is based. Italian Climate Network participated, through its Board of Directors, in the public consultation by submitting its comments on 25 May 2023.
Until a few years ago, the term 'Loss and Damage' recalled few and vague general concepts, except in a small bubble of climate science insiders. But then, on a torrid Egyptian night, in a huge conference centre with thousands of international delegates, military personnel, observers, journalists, and other public figures at 3.30 a.m., the final plenary of COP27, which was to become 'the COP of loss and damage' a few hours later, finally got underway. A historic event. You may or may not have heard of it.