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Approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in developing countries particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change
 


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. (See decision 2/CP.19 for the details).

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COP22 adopted two decisions related to loss and damage: pdf-icon Warsaw International Mechanism and pdf-icon Review of the Mechanism.

Report of the Executive Committee presented at COP22.

User needs assessment on the contents, design and use of the clearing house for risk transfer for completion by 14 November 2016. Read more here>>>  


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Excom 4: The fourth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage took place on 19–23 September 2016 in Bonn, Germany. More>>

Expert Group on non-economic losses: The first meeting of the Expert Group took place on 15–16 September 2016 in Bonn, Germany. More>>

2016 SCF Forum on financial instruments that address the risks of loss and damage was held on 5–6 September 2016 in Manila, Philippines. More>>

 
 


 
Institutional arrangements
 
The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage is the main vehicle under the Convention to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, in a comprehensive, integrated and coherent manner
The Executive Committee is tasked with guiding the implementation of the functions of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage. See the current membership and workplan of the Executive Committee, and its meetings
 
Thematic work
 
Invitation for collaboration

Expert Group on NELs

Technical meeting, 27-29 July 2016, Morocco
Technical Expert Group
Clearing house for risk transfer
Call for inputs

User needs assessment on clearing house
Questionnaire on climate risk analysis

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