As UN Climate Summit starts, stakes are higher for countries like Pakistan

The World

COP27, the annual UN climate summit, starts on Sunday. The “make-or-break” issue of this summit will be the question of whether richer, high-emitting countries will help pay for damages caused by climate change in poorer, low-emitting countries. For months, the flooding in Pakistan, which at its height covered a third of the country, has been held up by everyone from the country's prime minister to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres as a prime example of why funding for so-called "losses and damages" is essential. Instead of reporting from the UN conference center in Egypt, The World's environment correspondent Carolyn Beeler is in Pakistan to report on how climate change is already being felt there, and how the outcome of this conference might impact people there. She speaks with The World's Marco Werman.

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