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).
8th Research Dialogue: The Excom presented two posters on its work towards slow onset events and
catalyzing further action at the 8th meeting of the SBSTA Research Dialogue during SB44 on 19 May 2016.
Side event at SB44: The Excom held its first side event "Shining the light on non-economic losses:
challenges, risks and lessons learned for addressing them" on 18 May 2016. More>>
Excom 4: The next meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss
and Damage will be held from 19 to 23 September 2016 in Bonn, Germany.