Published | 28th November 2012

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Loss and Damage: Tackling the Limits to Adaptation

An international framework to address loss and damage from climate impacts

Almost daily reminders by the scientific community of the impending dangers posed by climate change have yet to penetrate the consciousness of our political leaders. Despite the fact that climate impacts are now unfolding much faster than previously modelled, governments are failing to act with sufficient mitigation ambition.

The current and future scale of climate change implies serious loss and damage, especially to the lives and livelihoods of those who are poor, most vulnerable and least to blame. Thus we urgently need a means to respond.

This joint report by CARE, ActionAid and WWF explores the pressing issue of climate change loss and damage and the urgent
 action required to tackle it by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its parties. It is aimed at UNFCCC negotiators and at the politicians and policy-makers who determine negotiating positions for their countries.

However, the report is also useful for actors and agencies working on and around the issue of climate change and who are concerned about our common future.


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