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Work programme on loss and damage

Expert meeting to consider future needs, including capacity needs associated with possible approaches to address slow onset events

 

12 - 14 September 2013
Nadi, Fiji

 
Background
 

The COP adopted the Cancun Adaptation Framework (CAF) by its Decision 1/CP.16 at the 2010 Climate Change Conference (Cancun, COP 16). Under the CAF, the COP established a work programme to consider approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts (L&D) in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, and it requested the Subsidiary Body for Implementation to make recommendations on L&D to the COP for its consideration at COP 18 (2012).

At the 2012 Climate Change Conference (Doha, COP 18), taking into consideration the outcomes of the implementation of the work programme up to that point, the COP:

  • Acknowledged the areas of further work to advance the understanding of and expertise on loss and damage, as well as the areas of undertakings by all Parties to enhance action on addressing loss and damage.
  • Requested the secretariat to organize an expert meeting to consider future needs, including capacity needs associated with possible approaches to address slow onset events, in the context of the work programme on loss and damage.
 
Documents
 

pdf-icon Agenda (108 kB)              pdf-icon Information note (145 kB)              pdf-icon Background paper (937 kB)       Meeting report

 
Logistical information
 

pdf-icon Logistical information for participants (144 kB)

The meeting engaged approximately 90 representatives from Parties and relevant organizations and stakeholders, and took take place from 12 to 14 September in Nadi, Fiji.

Presentations

Session 1 - Introduction 

 Presenter  Presentation
 Ms. Miwa Kato, UNFCCC pdf-icon Overview of the implemention of the work programme (531 kB)  
 Ms. Jean Palutikof, Griffith University  pdf-icon A very brief introduction to climate change (2952 kB)

Session 2, part 1 - Understanding future needs: Current approaches to addressing different types of slow onset events (SOEs) and their impacts 

 Presenter  Presentation
 Ms. Habiba Gitay, The World Bank pdf-icon Climate resilient development: Opportunities for including slow onset climate events (1477 kB)  
 Mr. Richard Choularton, WFP  pdf-icon Addressing the impacts of slow onset events on food security (2950 kB)
 Mr. Justin Ginnetti, NRC  pdf-icon Slow onset events and population mobility (1870 kB)
 Mr. Ravin Kumar, Government of Fiji  pdf-icon Understanding future needs: current approaches to addressing different types of slow onset events and their impacts (832 kB)

 Session 2, part 2 - Understanding future needs: Institutions outside of the Convention process

 Panelist Presentation 
 Mr. Michael Coughlan, WMO  pdf-icon Opening remarks (43 kB)
 Mr. Kevin Petrini, UNDP  pdf-icon Opening remarks (13 kB)
 Mr. Ewan Cameron, SPREP  pdf-icon Opening remarks (232 kB)

 

 

 

 
Relevant previous workshops and expert meetings
Regional expert meetings under Thematic area II of the work programme on loss and damage:
Expert meeting under Thematic area I of the work programme on loss and damage. Tokyo, Japan, 26-28 March 2012

All other workshops and expert meetings

 
Relevant UNFCCC resources

Cancun Adaptation Framework

Work area on climate-related risks and extreme events under the Nairobi work programme

Knowledge products developed under the work programme on loss and damage