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).
Letter to the Chair of the SBSTA requesting to consider slow onset events as a possible topic for the
research dialogue to be held at SBSTA 44 or for future research dialogues. More>>
Excom 3: The third meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss
and Damage is ongoing (26–30
April 2016 in Bonn, Germany). More>>