Expert Group on non-economic losses

The Executive Committee established an expert group to develop inputs and recommendations to enhance data on and knowledge of reducing the risk of and addressing non-economic losses, including how to factor these into the planning and elaboration of measures to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, at Excom 3 (April 2016).

The work of the Expert Group will contribute to enhancing data on and knowledge of non-economic losses associated with the adverse effects of climate change and identify ways forward for reducing the risk of and addressing non-economic losses with specific focus on potential impacts within regions (Action Area 4 of the initial two-year workplan of the Executive Committee).

Terms of Reference of the Expert Group on non-economic losses

First meeting of the Expert Group

The first meeting of the Expert Group on non-economic losses took place on 15-16 September 2016 in Bonn, Germany, back to back with the fourth meeting of the Executive Committee.


Background documents


Relevant decisions

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  • 1/CP.21 Adoption of the Paris Agreement
  • 2/CP.21 The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts
  • 2/CP.20 Warsaw international mechanism for loss and damage associated with climate change impacts
  • 2/CP.19 Warsaw international mechanism for loss and damage associated with climate change impacts
  • 3/CP.18 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 to enhance adaptive capacity

 

Members of the Expert Group as of 23 January 2017

Name

Affiliation

Mr. Diarmid CAMPBELL-LENDRUM

World Health Organization

Mr. Estebancio Castro DIAZ

Indigenous Peoples Organizations/UNFCCC NGO constituency

Mr. Walter KAELIN

Platform on Disaster Displacement

Mr. Johnson NKEM

African Climate Policy Centre/United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Ms. Jennifer RUBIS         

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Ms. Petra TSCHAKERT

University of Western Australia

(tbc)

El Colegio de Mexico

(tbc)

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Ms. Monika ANTOSIK

Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

Mr. Antonio CANAS

Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

Ms. Ama ESSEL

Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage