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).
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.
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.