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Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

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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 Convention
  • 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.

Members of the Executive Committee as of 17 March 2014
Adaptation Committee Mr. Juan Hoffmaister
Ms. Christina Chan
Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in
Annex I to the Convention
Mr. Thiago de Araujo Mendes
Ms. Hilary Hove
Least Developed Countries Expert Group Ms. Pepetua E. Latasi
Mr. Matti Nummelin
Standing Committee on Finance Mr. Paul Herbert Oquist Kelley
Ms. Willemijn Slingenberg-Verdegaal
Technology Executive Committee Mr. Krzysztof Klincewicz
Mr. Omedi Moses Jura

For further information on the Loss and Damage workstream please click here.