Chapter 5: Loss and Damage

Boyd, Emily, Thomas, Adelle, van der Geest, Kees, Vanhala, Lisa, Prabhakar, S. V. R. K., Barnett, Jon and Pandit, Raju, "Chapter 5: Loss and Damage" in Adaptation Gap Report 2023: Underfinanced. Underprepared. Inadequate investment and planning on climate adaptation leaves world exposed ed. Neufeldt, Henry, Christiansen, Lars, Dale, Thomas and Hemmingsen, Lasse (Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme, 2023), 61-75.

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  • Author Boyd, Emily
    Thomas, Adelle
    van der Geest, Kees
    Vanhala, Lisa
    Prabhakar, S. V. R. K.
    Barnett, Jon
    Pandit, Raju
    Book Editor Neufeldt, Henry
    Christiansen, Lars
    Dale, Thomas
    Hemmingsen, Lasse
    Chapter Title Chapter 5: Loss and Damage
    Book Title Adaptation Gap Report 2023: Underfinanced. Underprepared. Inadequate investment and planning on climate adaptation leaves world exposed
    Publication Date 2023-11
    Place of Publication Nairobi
    Publisher United Nations Environment Programme
    Start page 61
    End page 75
    Language eng
    Abstract In the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), loss and damage has emerged as a third key pillar of climate policy, alongside mitigation and adaptation, to address ever-increasing climate impacts in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effect of climate change. Losses and damages arise when efforts to avoid or minimize climate impacts through mitigation and adaptation fail. Given the slow progress of mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and of adapting to climate risks, some losses and damages are occurring, and further loss and damage is unavoidable. There is a broad typology of responses available for both economic and non-economic losses and damages that must all respect country ownership and be equitable, inclusive, accessible and adequate, but the lack of conceptual clarity is a clear barrier to making progress on loss and damage. Many uncertainties remain regarding the financial needs to address loss and damage, but innovative funding sources and governance structures must be found to reach the necessary scale.
    Keyword Loss and damage
    Adaptation limits and constraints
    Copyright Holder United Nations Environment Programme
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISBN 9789280740
    DOI 10.59117/20.500.11822/43796
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