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Event attribution is ready to inform loss and damage negotiations

Extreme weather event attribution techniques quantify anthropogenic contributions to extreme weather disasters, but recently it was argued they are not yet ready to inform decisions on loss and damage funding. Here, we assert that they can substantially help formulate allocations to impacted vulnerable countries for the most damaging extreme events.

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Fig. 1: EEA within the loss and damage process.


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I.N., D.S., S.R., D.F. and R.N. were supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment through the Whakahura Endeavour project. M.W. was supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the US Department of Energy under contract no. DE340AC02-05CH11231 as part of the Regional and Global Model Analysis program.

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Noy, I., Wehner, M., Stone, D. et al. Event attribution is ready to inform loss and damage negotiations. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2023).

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