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Work programme on loss and damage

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

 

23-25 July 2012
Mexico City, Mexico



Background
 

Parties requested the secretariat to organize, before its thirty-sixth session, an expert meeting to address issues related to 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, taking into consideration experience at all levels.

The expert meeting took into account the following questions in accordance with the mandate:

1. What is the full range of approaches and tools that can be used to address the risk of loss and damage, at all levels and for a broad range of sectors and ecosystems, considering both extreme weather events and slow onset events? Such approaches and tools include, inter alia, conventional, non-conventional and innovative instruments to address specific types of loss and damage in the context of this thematic area, especially those driven by the multiplying, magnifying and intensifying effects of climate change at the national, subnational and local levels. What is known about the relative cost-effectiveness of these tools? 

2. What are the foundational resource requirements (e.g. budget, infrastructure, and technical capacity for implementation) in order for different strategies and tools to be effectively applied? 

3. What are the lessons learned from existing efforts within both the public and private sectors, considering elements of design, limitations, challenges and best practices? 

4. What are the links and synergies between risk reduction and other instruments such as risk transfer? How can comprehensive risk management portfolios or toolkits be designed?  

5. How can risk management approaches be tailored to national contexts? How can 
Parties and other stakeholders evaluate which tools might be most appropriate for their particular risks and circumstances? 


Thematic areas of the work programme on loss and damage
 

Broad thematic areas to be considered in the implementation of the work programme on loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change:

I - Assessing the risk of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change and current knowledge on the same

II - 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, taking into consideration experience at all levels

III - The role of the Convention in enhancing the implementation of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change

For additional information see the SBI 34 report (paragraphs 106-116) and decision adopted by the COP at its 17th session.

pdf-icon Agenda (163 kB)

pdf-icon Background paper  (1415 kB)

pdf-icon Information for participants (294 kB)



Agenda
 
Session 1 - Framing the discussion on loss and damage from the Latin American perspective
Presenter and Party/organization Presentation
Mr. Avelino Suarez
IPCC

pdf-icon Climate-related risks, sectors and systems that are most relevant to the Latin American contexts for extreme weather events and slow onset events based on the IPCC AR4 and the SREX results (2525 kB)

Ms. Koko Warner
UNU
pdf-icon Overview of a range of approaches to address loss and damage currently in practice in Latin America: Key findings from the background paper (1222 kB)
Mr. Juan Hoffmaister
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
pdf-icon Significance of addressing loss and damage for Latin America and important elements of the work programme on loss and damage for COP18 (670 kB)
Session 2 - A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the local/sub-national level and by sector
Presenter and Party/organization Presentation
Ms. Philine Oft
GIZ
pdf-icon Measures and tools to address loss and damage in the context of climate change adaptation (509 kB)
Mr. Victor Cardenas
GlobalAgRisk
pdf-icon Insurance for development: an overview on the Peruvian experience (2626 kB)
Mr. Rajeev Isaar
UNDP-BCPR,
Mr. Marius Keller
IISD
pdf-icon A climate risk management approach for Latin America: lessons from four national case studies (318 kB)
Session 3 - A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the national level
Presenter and
Party/organization
Presentation
Mr. Enrique Guevara
CENAPRED
pdf-icon Financing risk prevention activities: Disaster Prevention Fund (2019 kB)
Mr. Rubem Hofliger
Natural Disasters Fund
Director General
pdf-icon Risk retention and transfer: Natural Disaster Fund (516 kB)
Ms. Cristina Rosales Climent
Corporación OSSO
pdf-icon Development of national loss and damage database (1055 kB)
Session 4 - A range of approaches to address loss and damage at the macro level (regional and international)
Presenter and Party/organization Presentation
Ms. Ekhosuehi Iyahen
CaribRM
pdf-icon Experiences and lessons learned from the Caribbean Climate Risk Facility (935 kB)
Ms. Myriam Urzua
UNECLAC
pdf-icon Costs of extreme events and policy options for the region (2144 kB)
Mr.Raúl Artiga
SICA
pdf-icon Regional strategy on integrated climate risk management (844 kB)
Ms. Perla Flores Liera
WMO
pdf-icon Statement on behalf of WMO (20 kB)  
Session 5 - A range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts related to slow onset events
Presenter and Party/organization Presentation
Mr. Juan Jose Nieto
CIIFEN
pdf-icon Regional climate information systems for sectoral risk management to address loss and damage associated with slow onset events (1464 kB)
Ms. Julia Lennox
UNECLAC
pdf-icon Findings of the economics of climate change analysis on sea level rise and drought - example of scenarios up to 2100 for Central America and its dry arc (3706 kB)
Session 6 - Sharing more relevant experiences and identifying regional priorities
Breakout session Presentation
Breakout session 1: Local/sub-national pdf-icon Report to plenary - local/sub-national (109 kB)
Breakout session 2: National pdf-icon Report to plenary - national (51 kB)  
Breakout session 3: Regional/international pdf-icon Report to plenary - regional/international (87 kB)
Session 7 - Links and synergies between approaches and regional priorities
Presenter and Party/organization Presentation
Rapporteurs:
Mr. Sven Harmeling
Mr. Lizardo Narvaez
pdf-icon Summary of key discussion points - sessions 1 to 5 (143 kB)
Relevant previous workshops and expert meetings
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.
Ethiopia, 13-15 June 2012
 
Expert meeting on assessing the risk of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change.
Japan, 26-28 March 2012

Workshop to identify challenges and gaps in the implementation of risk management approaches to the adverse effects of climate change. Peru, 10-12 October 2011

Workshop on integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and DRR strategies into national policies and programmes.
Cuba, 10-12 March 2009

In-session workshop on risk management and risk reduction strategies.
Poland, COP 14

Workshop on climate related risks and extreme events under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. Egypt, 18-20 June 2007

Workshop on insurance and risk assessment in the context of climate change and extreme weather events. 12-13 May 2003

 
Relevant UNFCCC resources

Cancun Adaptation Framework

Work area on climate-related risks and extreme events under the Nairobi work programme

Technical paper. Mechanisms to manage financial risks from direct impacts of climate change in developing countries.

Technical paper. Integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and strategies for DRR into national policies and programmes.

Technical paper. Physical and socio-economic trends in climate-related risks and extreme events, and their implications for sustainable development

 
Relevant external links
Consortium working on the work programme for LDCs on loss and damage more
 

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