Loss and Damage: Tackling the Climate Reality
A framework for establishing an international mechanism to address climate change loss and damage at the UN climate talks in Warsaw (COP19)
As global warming continues at an alarming rate, communities around the world are already suffering from unprecedented losses as a result of extreme weather and slow onset climate-related disasters. With no sign of the collective global action required to tackle the climate crisis, the sheer scale of climate impacts which cannot be adapted to is only set to get worse.
Following last year’s decision at the UN climate talks in Doha (COP18) to consider the establishment of an international mechanism to address climate change loss and damage in Warsaw, this joint report from CARE International, ActionAid and WWF revisits the critical arguments in favour of such a mechanism and proposes a suggested framework for its creation under the UNFCCC, helping to bring the concept to life.