The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the annual summit held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and every year I get the feeling that something akin to a last-minute miracle is going to happen in the knowledge that they don't exist.
At COP27, the creation of a compensation mechanism for loss and damage was unanimously approved. The developed countries that contribute most to the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere are supposed to financially compensate the poorest countries for the damage caused by climate change.
And on top of that we should applaud them with one hand because they could have passed the idea of giving money to these countries and leave them there to rot with their misery, as has been the tradition until now.
Be that as it may, it is still one of those announcements that needs time, as if there were enough of it. They still have to continue talking and agreeing, and that is because it is not known how this fund will be financed or which countries will be able to benefit from this compensation mechanism.
This is the way we are going, between declared deniers, camouflaged deniers and annual summits where if they move one foot a millimetre it already seems to us to be a gigantic step forward.
This was last year's cartoon
Don't get hot. Cartoon of 14/11/2021 in CTXT