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Examples of existing institutional arrangements and measures in addressing loss and damage associated with climate change impacts


At the Doha Climate Change Conference, the Conference of the Parties (COP) decided to establish, at COP19 (November 2013), institutional arrangements, such as an international mechanism to address loss and damage associated with the impacts of climate change in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

In order to obtain an overview of the landscape of existing institutional arrangements that address the full spectrum of loss and damage associated with climate change impacts, the UNFCCC secretariat requested relevant information from a wide range of organizations and networks engaged in work related to reducing vulnerability to and building resilience against climate change.

The table below contains information provided by 46 organizations during the summer of 2013 in response to the request from the secretariat for inputs. These examples represent different ways in which organizations are currently responding to the increasingly challenging risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change.

Examples of existing institutional arrangements and measures in addressing loss and damage associated with climate change impacts
 Organization Regional coverage of the arrangements and measures
pdf-icon Africa Youth Movement (375 kB)  Africa
pdf-icon African Risk Capacity (338 kB)    Africa
pdf-icon Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (320 kB)  Asia
pdf-icon Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (431 kB)  Asia-Pacific
pdf-icon Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (336 kB)    Caribbean
pdf-icon Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (361 kB)  Asia
pdf-icon Centro Internacional para la Investigación del Fenómeno de El Niño (279 kB)  Latin America
pdf-icon Coalition of Journalists on Environment and Agriculture (285 kB)  Africa
pdf-icon Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria (298 kB)  Africa

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

pdf-icon 1 (309 kB)  pdf-icon 2 (481 kB) pdf-icon 3 (448 kB)

 Global

pdf-icon El Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (318 kB)  Latin America
pdf-icon ENDA Energy-Environment-Development (104 kB)    Africa
pdf-icon Food and Agriculture Organization (457 kB)  Global
pdf-icon Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (450 kB)  Global
pdf-icon Global Fire Monitoring Center (373 kB)  Global
pdf-icon Global Water Partnership (624 kB)  Global
pdf-icon Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (322 kB)  Asia
pdf-icon International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (333 kB)  Africa
pdf-icon International Centre for Climate Change and Development (158 kB)  Asia
pdf-icon International Council for Exploration of the Sea (317 kB)  Global
pdf-icon International Energy Agency (330 kB)  Global
pdf-icon International Federation of the Red Cross (345 kB)  Global
pdf-icon International Organization for Migration (438 kB)  Global
pdf-icon International Research Institute for Climate and Society (395 kB)  Global
pdf-icon International Telecommunication Union (380 kB)  Global
pdf-icon International Union for Conservation of Nature (325 kB)  Global
pdf-icon ISET-International  (546 kB)    Asia
pdf-icon Mekong River Commission (392 kB)  Asia
pdf-icon MicroEnsure (413 kB)  Africa, Asia, Caribbean
pdf-icon Participatory Development Action Program (312 kB)  Africa
pdf-icon Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory (402 kB)  Europe
pdf-icon Sahara and Sahel Observatory (461 kB)  Africa
pdf-icon Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (431 kB)  Global
pdf-icon Secretariat of the Pacific Community (342 kB)  Pacific
pdf-icon Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (428 kB)  Pacific
pdf-icon Sompo Japan Insurance (302 kB)  Asia
pdf-icon Sudan Meteorological Authority (378 kB)  Africa
pdf-icon United Nations Development Programme (438 kB)  Global

United Nations Environment Programme

pdf-icon 1 (308 kB)  pdf-icon 2 (346 kB)

 Global

United Nations International Strategy for for Disaster Risk Reduction 

pdf-icon 1 (345 kB) pdf-icon 2 (338 kB)

 Global
pdf-icon United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (386 kB)  Global
pdf-icon Urban Climate Change Research Network (308 kB)  Global
pdf-icon World Bank (408 kB)  Global
pdf-icon World Federation of Engineering Organizations (309 kB)  Global
pdf-icon World Food Programme (331 kB)  Global
pdf-icon World Health Organization (467 kB)  Global
pdf-icon World Meteorological Organization (660 kB)  Global