About Kya Lal

Kya is a proud Pacific lawyer based in Fiji, having been educated in New Zealand. Outside of The Verb, Kya combines her passions to focus on loss and damage, climate refugees and the legal implications of both areas.

Latest from Kya Lal

Trump Card: Is America Leaving the UNFCCC?

Kya Lal | November 16th, 2016

Paris may not be dead but the international climate framework hasn’t been Trump-proofed, here’s why.

Fiji Sneaks in 11th Hour Presidency Bid

Kya Lal | November 16th, 2016

Fiji will host the 23rd UNFCCC annual meeting in Bonn, Germany. Learn why.

Keep Rocking, Keep Rolling

Kya Lal | November 15th, 2016

The kick off of week two at the UN climate talks.

State of Play: Midweek Rollercoaster but Not Much Else…

Kya Lal | November 13th, 2016

COP22 started off on a slow roll, but it soon turned into a rollercoaster ride.

The Practicalities of Walking Away from the UNFCCC

Kya Lal | November 11th, 2016

Will the US pull out of the Paris Agreement, is it even possible?

Pacific Leaders Draw Line in the Sand

Kya Lal | December 8th, 2015

The Paris climate summit is breaking records and setting milestones like none before it. Speaking to a record number of world leaders and heads of governments, UN Secretary General Ban

Finding a Home for 10 Million People

Kya Lal | December 7th, 2015

Finding a venue to host 40,000 people in Paris was no mean feat. But the UN managed to secure Le Bourget for the COP21 climate conference. It’s spacious, with a great

Colourful Characters of COP20

Kya Lal | December 11th, 2014

The Verb revisits an old favourite, the kooks of COP.

Fossil of the Day: Australia Earns Gold

Kya Lal | December 10th, 2014

Australia earns yet another Fossil of the Day to cement its role as being terrible at the Lima negotiations.