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).
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 details).