Who We Are
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.
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 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.

How We Work
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.

Our Core Team
Global Lead
Erin is a climate policy researcher with a focus on Loss and Damage as well as global adaptation and leadership. In her role with the L&DC, she liaises with decision makers from vulnerable developing countries to ensure that the work of the L&DC is aligned with their needs. She also provides support to negotiators from vulnerable developing countries including through her work with the New Generation. Erin also leads our strategy, partnerships and fundraising and supports the core team and the broader membership of the Collaboration.
Hyacinthe Niyitegeka
Hyacinthe is a water scientist with experience working on climate policy in different contexts. She is responsible for the coordination of the L&DC. Hyacinthe works with the core team to set goals and develop strategies for achieving them. She supports the broader membership of the L&DC and ensures coordination by working closely with leaders of our projects, programs and initiatives. Hyacinthe is a co-founder of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) and co-leads their advocacy work.
Strategy Lead
Julie-Anne has worked in climate change for two decades. She drives for positive change by developing insightful strategy, collaborating, building alliances, and establishing and implementing campaigns. As Strategy Lead, Julie-Anne works with L&DC members and allies to develop and implement effective strategy on the issue of Loss and Damage in the UNFCCC and other relevant arenas to help L&DC members work together on a well-founded shared strategic approach to increasing international support for loss and damage.
Advocacy, Outreach and Communications Lead
An award winning artist, filmmaker and photographer working on projects relating to political ecology, Loss and Damage, climate-induced migration and displacement, Slow Violence and the political and cultural critique of the Anthropocene, Teo works to coordinate the L&DC's Advocacy and Outreach program and our Art & Culture program. He also oversees our communications work.
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