Currently in Melbourne — November 7th, 2022

Currently in Melbourne — November 7th, 2022
A sunny morning to start off the week.

The weather, currently.

Sunny! (Possible showers later.)

Today begins with sun, glorious sun, and it will stay that way, climbing from the overnight low of 13°C to a delightful top of 25°C in the early afternoon when – I’m sorry to say it, but I think you know what’s coming – the dreaded showers threaten to make a return. No, hang on, I take that back. Showers are not thing to dread. A little bit of sun and a little bit of rain is what spring weather is all about. But we’re all a little shower-shy after the last few weeks’ of downpours and flooding. Fear not; if the rain does eventuate, it won’t linger. The evening will be dry as we head into a couple of days in the high twenties. High UV ratings of 8 will be in effect, so take care of your skin and eyes when you’re out and about.

— Megan Herbert

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What you need to know, currently.

COP27: It’s all about the money
Climate finance will be the most important issue on the table at COP27.

Currently’s staff reporter, Anna Abraham, is in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, covering COP27 — the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Read Anna’s pre-COP coverage about the conference's focus on climate finance, particularly loss and damage finance — or the financial reparations the Global North owes countries most vulnerable to the climate crisis:

“Losses and damages are mounting for communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, especially for the poorest who have contributed the least to the problem,” Rachel Cleetus, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists said in a press conference.

“The success of COP27 depends crucially on the United States and other richer nations living up to their responsibilities to meaningfully address Loss and Damage, including delivering a clear near-term pathway for dedicated and ongoing funding.”

Some leaders are stepping up. Denmark, earlier this year, proposed funding $13.2 million to poorer nations for loss and damage. It is the first central government to do so, breaking away from the European Union consensus in the process. At COP26, Scotland pledged $2 million and the Wallonia region of Belgium earmarked $1 million for loss and damage.”

Anna will be on the ground all week interviewing activists and attendees, follow along on in your inbox and on Twitter.

Click here to read the full article!

What you can do, currently.