Loss and Damage

Loss and Damage is a concept that came to light from the reality that often some impacts of climate change cannot be mitigated or adapted to – impacts that are so grave they cause permanent irreversible loss and damage.

Loss and Damage may be cause by severe rapid onset weather events such as storms and cyclones, but also slow onset events such as rising sea levels, desertification, salinization, land and forest degradation, and increasing temperatures. Loss & damage could refer to among others, economic and noneconomic impacts such as loss of livelihoods, biodiversity, ecosystems.Read more