What is
Loss and Damage?
The Wellbeing Project
This Is What We Do
We develop publications, including papers, briefs and submissions, within our working groups and in collaboration with practitioners, researchers, activists, artists and decision makers from both the global North and South. We also host a library of Loss and Damage publications from a diverse range of actors.
Art and Culture
Our Art and Culture Program brings together art and cultural practitioners and Loss and Damage actors to explore the role that art and culture can play in addressing climate-related loss and damage. This project also supports the translation of Loss and Damage for a lay audience and helps develop compelling narratives that resonate across communities.

We host and facilitate both public and closed events on a range of topics relevant to Loss and Damage in collaboration with practitioners, researchers, activists and decision makers from both the global North and South on a range of topics relating to the need to address climate change related loss and damage. Please let us know if there is an event you’d like to see here. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have information about an event you’d like us to feature on this page.
Loss and Damage Finance
Our project on Loss and Damage finance works to address two key issues: The first is to mobilise finance at the scale of the needs with a focus on addressing loss and damage. The second issue is providing thought leadership on how finance should be channelled to vulnerable developing countries and the vulnerable people and communities within them. Since COP 27 our work also includes a focus on operationalising the Loss and Damage fund. We are also working to ensure that Loss and Damage finance is included as a sub-goal under the New Collective Quantified Goal on Climate FInance (NCQG) and included in the output of Global Stocktake.
Non - Economic Loss and Damage
Our Non-economic Loss and Damage (NELD) Project works to shine a spotlight on the non-economic dimensions of loss and damage within the UNFCCC process, academia, and other forums relevant to Loss and Damage decision-making. Through an exploration of how we can measure, assess, and address NELD, the group works to further understanding and awareness of this critical yet undervalued component of climate governance.
The Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) is an alliance of youth from the global North and South who have come together to demand action on addressing Loss and Damage caused by climate change. With more than 900 members from over 70 countries the LDYC is working to build a borderless global partnership between youth to take action on addressing loss and damage. LDYC is a separate and distinct initiative which grew out of L&DC’s work and with whom we continue to work closely.
We gather stories, blogs and opinion pieces from those working on Loss and Damage. Ranging from lived experiences to trials and tribulations at the negotiating table, to visions for a climate just future, these works stress the need to address loss and damage at all levels and also highlight issues relevant for the Loss and Damage community, which is the broad community of stakeholders —initiatives, movements, campaigns, organisations, communities and countries— working to ensure that vulnerable people, communities and countries have the resources and tools they need to address loss and damage.
Santiago Network
Our Santiago Network project provides a space for the sharing of technical expertise as well as the development of papers and briefs to support thought leadership on the effective operationalisation of the Santiago Network for Loss and Damage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Following COP 27, this work will include a focus on ensuring that the Santiago Network is adequately resourced to provide technical assistance to vulnerable developing countries.
Support Centre
Our support centre provides targeted and on-demand support for Loss and Damage negotiators from developing countries. Through the Support Centre we also work to strengthen support for young negotiators from developing countries through the The New Generation program.
We are committed to fostering essential conversations and sharing resources on well-being. Our goal is to cultivate well-being within our community, creating a network of thriving change-makers. Our wellbeing page serves as a platform for sharing reflections on well-being, including a yearlong series on the foundations of well-being from our Global Lead, Erin Roberts. We invite your input and reflections—this page is for you!
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