India’s Renewing its Push for Climate Disaster Compensation

“Mitigation was the focus of the last COP talks because that’s what the UK focused on as hosts,” Indian Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said in an interview on the sidelines of an event in New Delhi. “This had caused disappointment among the smaller countries over the lack of discussion on loss and damages.” India is working with the grouping of least developed countries to keep the focus on compensation as worsening weather hurts their economies, Yadav said, citing the heat waves and floods that hammered parts of India and some of its neighbors this year.

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