Who We Are
The Loss and Damage Collaboration (L&DC) is a group of practitioners, researchers, activists, creative practitioners and decision makers from both the global North and South working together to ensure that vulnerable developing countries, and the vulnerable people and communities within them, have the support they need to address climate change related loss and damage. We are a group of committed individuals representing a range of organisations including the Climate Leadership Initiative: Empowering the New Generation, the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN).

What We Do
To achieve our aim of ensuring that vulnerable people, communities and countries have the support they need to address loss and damage we:

- Do advocacy and outreach to key stakeholders and political influencers to raise awareness of the importance of scaling up finance for addressing loss and damage and ensuring it gets to the vulnerable people, communities and countries who need it most.

- Undertake research and develop policy briefs and background papers on critical issues. 

- Organise events to raise awareness and increase ambition, particularly on finance for Loss and Damage. 

How We Work
Our work includes thematic working groups on advocacy and outreach, finance for Loss and Damage and operationalising the Santiago Network on Loss and Damage under the UNFCCC’s Warsaw International Mechanism. We also host the New Generation, a group of  emerging negotiators from vulnerable developing countries as well as the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC).We work virtually, holding regular calls and workshops to share updates and information with the ultimate objective of driving the Loss and Damage agenda.

Our Core Team
Global Coordinator
Erin liaises with decision makers from vulnerable developing countries to make sure that the work of the L&DC is aligned with their needs. Erin also provides support to negotiators from vulnerable developing countries including by working to empower young negotiators via the LDYC's New Generation Project. Additionally, Erin works to support the L&DC's core team, working group leads and the broader membership of the Collaboration.
Hyacinthe Niyitegeka
A water scientist and climate leader, Hyacinthe is responsible for the coordination of the Collaboration. She works with the L&DC's core team to set organizational goals and ensures coordination among the L&DC's different working groups by working closely with our project leaders. Hyacinthe co-founded the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) where she serves as the coordinator of the advocacy working group and
the New Generation.
SNLD Project Lead
Heidi White
An Australian Lawyer and specialist advisor in UNFCCC negotiations on the issue of loss and damage, Heidi coordinates the L&DC's Santiago Network For Loss and Damage (SNLD) Project. A prolific brief writer and strong SNLD advocate, Heidi also delivers technical support to negotiators from vulnerable developing countries and civil society organisations on the ground during UNFCCC negotiations.
LDYC Coordinator
ineza umuhoza grace
Ineza is an Eco-feminist impact-driven actor who believes in sharing frontline voices in the pursuit to achieving climate justice. She is the founder of the youth-led Rwandan non-profit The Green Protector (AKA the Green Fighter) where she serves as an Executive Officer, and is the co-founder of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) where she serves as coordinator. She has been following the UNFCCC negotiations since 2018 and is also a researcher in climate change diplomacy.
L&D Finance Project Co-Coordinator
An environmentalist, climate finance negotiator in the UNFCCC, and member of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC), Eva works to advance priorities of vulnerable countries in on climate finance and loss and damage within the international fora and to scale up climate action on the ground toward a transition to a green economy. Eva co-coordinates the L&DC's finance working group and supports the training programs of the LDYC.
Advocacy & Outreach Program Coordinator / Arts and Cultural Program Coordinator
- Skeaping
An award winning artist, film maker and photographer working  on projects relating to political ecology, Loss and Damage, climate-induced migration & displacement, Slow Violence and the political and cultural critique of the Anthropocene, Teo works to coordinate the L&DC's Advocacy & Outreach Projects and our Artist in Residence (AiR) programme. He is also in charge of L&DC's communications
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