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.
2/CP.19 for the details).
The Executive Secretary invites Parties to submit nominations for the Executive Committee of the Warsaw
International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (See the
message to Parties (111 kB) for more details).
The COP20 (December 2014) adopted the initial
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