10.08.2012

UNFCCC workshop on loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change

The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) organised a workshop in Mexico City from 23 to 25 July 2012 on the topic of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change. The workshop focused primarily on the Latin American context and lessons learned in the region. This workshop is one of four regional workshops being held in preparation for the climate negotiations (COP) in Qatar. Government representatives from various countries in the region as well as experts from agencies, research institutions, UN organisations, non-governmental organisations and other implementing organisations exchanged knowledge and ideas on challenges such as extreme weather events and slow onset events, as well as appropriate adaptation measures. Approaches to handling loss and damage from local to international contexts were covered.

An International Climate Initiative (ICI) project which deals with insurance solutions for adapting to climate change in Peru took part in this meeting and shared its knowledge. Representing the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), expert Philine Oft presented strategies and tools for integrated risk management and shared information on success factors, resource needs and lessons learned.

The results of the workshop will be used in the work programme for addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change in preparation for the COP. The work programme will generate recommendations to be negotiated during COP 18 in Qatar.

Information on the workshop, all presentations as well as the summary of the results are available here.


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