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Slow onset events
 
 

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Action Area 3 of the initial two-year workplan of the Executive Committee:
Enhance data on and knowledge of the risks of slow onset events and their impacts, and identify ways forward on approaches to address slow onset events associated with the adverse effects of climate change with specific focus on potential impacts, within countries and regions

 
In the context of this Action Area, the Executive Committee took stock of organizations that are working on slow onset events and the scope of their current efforts. The database is being updated on a rolling basis.
  • A user-friendly synopsis of the mapping, as of December 2015, is available pdf-icon here>>
  • Access the database here>>
In order to further develop and strengthen the database of organizations working on slow onset events and the scope of their current efforts, the Executive Committee invites relevant organizations to complete this template>>
  • To add a new organization to the database; or
  • To submit new, additional, updated information to an organization already included in the database.

Please submit completed templates to loss-damage(at)unfccc.int.


The Executive Committee invites relevant organizations and experts to collaborate with the Executive Committee to facilitate access to information, including through collaborative channels or databases, and technologies to track the impacts, and enable approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including slow onset events.

See the invitation for collaboration pdf-icon >>> (149 kB)

 
Excom at the 8th meeting of the SBSTA Research Dialogue
 
pdf-icon - pdf-icon - pdf-icon Letter to the Chair of the SBSTA (194 kB)

The Executive Committee requested the Chair of the SBSTA to consider slow onset events as a possible topic for the research dialogue to be held at SBSTA 44 or for future research dialogues. 

The Excom presented two posters at the 8th meeting of the SBSTA Research Dialogue during SB44 on 19 May 2016. 
 
 

 
Slow onset events, as included in Decision 1/CP.16
Desertification
Glacial retreat and related impacts
Land and forest degradation
Loss of biodiversity
Ocean acidification
Increasing temperatures
Salinization
Sea level rise
 
Database of organizations working on slow onset events
Online database (beta version)

Template for submission of information to the database
 
Related work undertaken under the UNFCCC
Side event 'Breaking new ground: Risk financing for slow onset events' (Nov 2017)

pdf-icon Technical paper on slow onset events (2012) developed under the work programme on loss and damage

pdf-icon Synopsis of the technical paper