Understanding on mitigation and adaptation is relatively advanced, and has resulted in some level of action to reduce the impact of climate change. However, lives are still being lost to climate catastrophes resulting in irreplaceable losses that are slipping through the mitigation and adaptation ‘nets’. This is forcing people to rethink how climate change is being tackled. The idea of loss and damage is emerging as a way of ‘responding’ to climate change impacts.
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