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Approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change
 
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As part of the Cancun Adaptation Framework, the COP initiated, in 2010, consideration on approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. 

Following two years of deliberations on this issue, COP19 (November 2013) established the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts, as the main vehicle under the Convention to promote the implementation of approaches to address loss and damage in a comprehensive, integrated and coherent manner. (See decision 2/CP.19 for the details).

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The COP20 (December 2014) adopted the initial 2-year workplan of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage and finalized the organization and the governance of the Executive Committee. (See COP20 decision for more details).



 




 
The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage is the main vehicle under the Convention to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, in a comprehensive, integrated and coherent manner
Parties established an Executive Committee to guide the implementation of functions of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage
Online information resources on the examples of existing work related to addressing climate change impacts
 


 
Please address any questions and suggestions concerning the work related to loss and damage to loss-damage@unfccc.int



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