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Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative

With locked in emissions, scientists warn of future impacts on society and nature that could exceed development thresholds of people and countries. The “Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Country Initiative” was set up to support Bangladesh and the Least Developed Countries in their voice to call for action of the international community.

 

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Framing the Loss and Damage debate

A conversation starter by the Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative, Advance version

This document outlines initial thoughts by the ‘Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative’ to provide some conceptual and framing input into the loss and damage negotiations under the UNFCCC. Given both the preliminary nature of these discussions... >> more
Brochure Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative
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Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative

Adverse Impacts of Climate Change

The Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative is focussing on: >> more
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Executive Summary

An evaluation of the legal and institutional context for establishing a mechanism to address and redress loss and damage in the national context of Bangladesh

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There is now no serious scientific dispute about the cause and consequence of climate change. Although mitigation and adaptation approaches have been agreed upon under the UNFCCC process to deal with the cause and consequences of climate change, because of inadequate efforts the adverse impacts of climate change will with high likelihood cause harm to the lives and livelihoods of millions of people all over the world and inflict large economic losses. As such recently Parties to the UNFCCC agreed to address the need for enhanced understanding of what loss and damage means and how it can be addressed through the establishment of a work programme. >> more
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From Perception to Action: Understanding Loss and Damage Due to Climate Change in Bangladesh

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Climate change is impacting many countries in diverse ways. Most are already suffering due to temperature and climatic event extremes including increased frequency and intensities of floods, cyclones, rising sea levels and salinity levels and drought. All of these climate change impacts are causing various kinds of loss and damage such as damage to standing crops and the loss of real and potential crop output threatening food security, causing widespread health problems, increasing morbidity as well as mortality and resulting in the loss of infrastructure and industrial output among other impacts. >> more
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Blog on the regional expert meeting on loss and damage, Mexico City

From 23 to 25 July, the second regional expert meeting on loss and damage under this year´s UNFCCC work programme took place in Mexico City. Its aim was to increase the understanding of a range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change. While the first expert meeting took place in Addis Abeba... >> more
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Analysis: Loss & damage related outcomes of COP 17 in Durban

Decision 7/CP.17: A way forward on loss and damage

At COP17 in Durban, South Africa, negotiators were able to reach consensus on elements of the SBI Work Program on Loss and Damage which was established at COP16, for the period from COP17 to COP18 (2012). >> more
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Loss and damage from the adverse effects of climate change – a SIDS view on Africa

by Linda Siegele, London

"... I recently participated in the African regional expert meeting on a range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13-15 June 2012. This meeting was the first in a series of regional expert meetings being organised under the UNFCCC’s work programme on loss and damage. I attended as an expert on climate change issues related to small island developing states (SIDS). " >> more
Cover Gauging solutions for climate loss and damage in Africa
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Gauging solutions for climate loss and damage in Africa

Key discussion and way forward from UNFCCC loss and damage meeting in Addis 13-15th of June

Loss and damage from climate change impacts is the major theme of the adaptation negotiation in 2012. Inching towards a decision in Doha on this important topic, negotiators, decision makers and experts are meeting in a series of regional expert workshops... >> more
Diagram The recent SREX report and the UNFCCC loss and damage discourse
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The recent SREX report and the UNFCCC loss and damage discourse

A starting point for the debate

The topic of loss and damage in the context of climate change is a major focus in the adaptation discussion under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate talks in 2012. The IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) is the first endeavour of its kind to conduct a scientific assessment... >> more
Cover Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change
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Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change

Key discussion and outcomes at SBI-36

The 36th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-36) under the UNFCCC was held in Bonn from 14 -25 May, 2012. The key expectation with regard to the Loss and Damage Work Programme has been to get further guidance for the upcoming four regional expert meetings... >> more

Brochure: About the Initiative

Recommendation

The scientific conference “Perspectives on loss and damage: Society, Climate Change, and Decision Making” was hosted by United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany from 25 to 27 February 2013.
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