Has Tropical Storm Sandy in the US raised a new level of international interest about the costs of loss and damage? Sure seems so....
Welcome to our live CDKN/AlertNet Climate debate on who will pay for the losses and damage resulting from climate change. Let's get the questions flying!
@Colin: Regarding politics: Parties have progressed in understanding loss and damage through regional expert meetings, but it is still a long way to go. Doha provides the opportunity to build up a global response through concrete next steps which define the leadership role of the Convention #loss and damage
Very good point, Meera. Hard to pin damage and losses down to specific cities or regions sometimes....
Agree amounts are difficult to assess, Sven - but what are the figures being bandied around in UNFCCC talks right now?
@Meera, I think we need to recognise that the long term response to loss and damage need to include scale up of DRR, investment in regional risk pools, better social protection schemes and support to climate-smart recovery, reconstruction - this is focused more on climate extremes
@Aimable Twahirwa Yes, please ask your questions
Aimable: Yes, that's right - ask away!