The Loss and Damage Collaboration (L&DC) is a group of climate policy and art and cultural practitioners, researchers, activists, lawyers, advocates 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 Loss and Damage Youth Coalition
(LDYC), the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)
in Bangladesh, the Prakriti Resources Centre
(PRC) in Nepal, the Green Protector
based in Rwanda and many other civil society organisations working on Loss and Damage all over the globe.
To achieve our aim of ensuring that vulnerable people, communities and countries have the support they need to address loss and damage, we focus on the following:
• Research: We develop policy briefs and background papers to provide intellectual leadership on a range of issues relevant to Loss and Damage.
• Advocacy: We raise awareness of critical issues related to Loss and Damage with a focus on 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.
• Outreach: We reach out to and liaise with a range of actors including other networks, political influencers and philanthropies.
• Convene: We curate interactive discussions that bring the Loss and Damage community and other key stakeholders together to ensure coordination and alignment and provide space for sharing knowledge and ideas.
Our work includes a Support Centre for negotiators from vulnerable developing countries, Advocacy & Outreach and Art & Culture programs and projects on Loss and Damage finance and the Santiago Network along with a working group on human rights. We also host the New Generation, a group of emerging negotiators from vulnerable developing countries and work closely with the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition
(LDYC), an initiative that grew out of our work. We work virtually, holding regular calls and virtual workshops to share updates and exchange information with the ultimate objective of driving the Loss and Damage agenda to mobilise action and support at all levels to support those on the frontlines of climate change.