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Input and Resources

The Initiative fosters conceptual understanding and framing for the loss and damage debate and gives relevant policy guidance – from specific outputs on the UNFCCC work to broader efforts around the loss and damage agenda. The Initiative also features research on the legal aspects of loss and damage.
Loss and Damage
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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
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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
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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
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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
Deckblatt: Stakeholders´ Consultation Workshop Report I
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Stakeholders´ Consultation Workshop | Report II

Loss and Damage Work Programme for Bangladesh: Issues and Context

The Second Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on 'Work Programme for Bangladesh on Loss and Damage: Issues and Context' was held on 30 June 2012 at BRAC Inn, Dhaka. The workshop covered 5 presentations on the key themes of the loss and damage in the context of climate change. All the presentations were followed by detailed follow-up discussions in the next sections. >> more
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Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative

Bangladesh Leading the Way on Loss and Damage

The least developed countries (LDCs) are both the least responsible for and the most vulnerable to climate change impacts. A lack of institutional, economic and financial capacity renders these countries less able to... >> more
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Loss and damage: building up steam at the Bonn climate talks

From the consortium working on the Work programme for LDCs on loss and damage, funded by CDKN.

Participants in the recent UNFCCC conference in Bonn made only slow progress on negotiations. There was a deadlock on agreeing a new legal outcome to replace the Kyoto Protocol, and many developed countries were reluctant to explore innovative funding options. However, discussion on the loss and damage caused by climate change... >> more
Deckbaltt: Stakeholders´ Workshop Report I
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Stakeholders´ Consultation Workshop | Report I

Loss and Damage Work Programme: Issues and Concerns

Decision 1/CP.16 of the Cancun Agreement established a Work Programme to consider approaches to address climate change-related loss and damage and enhance adaptive capacity in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Through this decision, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body of Implementation (SBI) has been delegated responsibility to agree on activities to be undertaken under the Work Programme... >> more

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