In order to guide the implementation of functions of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and
Damage, Parties established an Executive Committee at COP 19 (November 2013). The Executive Committee
will function under the guidance of, and be accountable to, the COP, and report annually to the COP through
the SBI and SBSTA.
The composition of and procedures for the Executive Committee will be decided at COP 20 (December 2014). As
an interim measure, the Executive Committee will consist of two representatives from each of the following
bodies under the Convention:
- The Adaptation Committee
- The Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to
- The Least Developed Countries Expert Group
- The Standing Committee on Finance
- The Technology Executive Committee
In accordance with the mandate, the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the President of the
Conference of the Parties, convened the initial meeting of
the Executive Committee, which will take place from 25 to 28 March 2014 in Bonn, Germany.
Letters were sent out in December 2013 from the Executive Secretary to the chairs and/or co-chairs or vice
chairs of the abovementioned constituted bodes to request nominations of their representatives,
with a deadline of 20 January 2014. The notifications to Parties and observer States, UN and
IGOs as well as NGOs are available here.
For further information on the Loss and Damage workstream please click here.