As part of the Cancun Adaptation Framework, Parties initiated 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 resumed initial
meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and
Damage took place from 17 to 18 September 2014 in Bonn, Germany.