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Loss, damage take centre stage as India battles climate extremities

India joined hands with 24 developing countries to push for climate disaster funding

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Cyclones, in the last five years, have alone caused destruction of 5.9 million hectares of crop area, with over 720 reported deaths and damages to 2.97 million houses

Shine JacobShreya Jai Chennai | New Delhi
The last few days of the ongoing climate conference COP26 will mull over a more immediate problem – loss and damage caused by climate extremities. No other country, apart from Scotland, has yet committed any loss or damage fund at the conference.

While the Indian government has joined hands with 24 like-minded developing nations to push for climate disaster funding from developed countries, experts pointed out the lack of a plan by the former.

India is especially vulnerable to disasters since 95 per cent of its coastal districts are considered extreme-level hotspots for climate risks.

Cyclones, in the last five years, have alone

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First Published: Nov 08 2021 | 6:02 AM IST

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