15 / 03 / 2024

Civil society has high expectations for the work of policy makers in 2024 across three key institutions with a mandate to work on Loss and Damage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Paris Agreement

1. The Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM ExCom), where policy making will happen. The 20th meeting is to be conducted from 12-15 March in Bonn, Germany.

2. The Santiago Network for Loss and Damage, where action and support will be provided, to operationalise requests for technical assistance that among other things could help facilitate access to the Loss and Damage Fund (LDF). The 1st meeting of the Advisory Board of the Santiago Network is to be conducted from 18-20 March in Geneva, Switzerland.

3. The LDF and funding arrangements (FA), where finance will be provided at the scale of the needs. The 1st meeting of the LDF Board is not yet announced, but will definitely be scheduled after the WIM ExCom and SNLD have already met in March. Likely during April.

This living document sets out both overall and body-specific expectations across these three institutions. It also covers expectations for discussions on the New Collective Quantified Goal on climate finance (NCQG) which will be finalised at COP 29, in particular on the integration of Loss and Damage as a pivotal component within the NCQG framework. The 1st meeting of 2024 under the ad hoc work programme and ninth technical expert dialogue (TED) will be held from 23-26 April 2024 in Cartagena, Colombia. The 33rd Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) meeting from 19-20 March in Bonn, Germany is also relevant, with the SCF beginning its work on draft arrangements between the COP, CMA and the LDF Board.

To assist policymakers, this document also provides links to relevant decisions in Annex I, further meeting details and meeting documents available online in Annex II, information on pledges in Annex III, and relevant resources in Annex IV.

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