Loss and Damage and Human Rights
Recognising that loss and damage is already severely undermining the enjoyment of a wide range of human rights, including the rights to life, food, water, adequate housing, health, education, a healthy environment, participation in cultural life, and disproportionately impacting individuals and groups that have been made vulnerable through historic marginalisation, the Loss and Damage Collaboration (L&DC) works to ensure that human rights are respected, protected and promoted in the context of climate-related harm, and approaches to address loss and damage. The Loss and Damage and Human Rights working group brings together experts from the Loss and Damage Collaboration, the Human Rights and Climate Change Working Group, and the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-net), and works to produce key messages to inform the integration of human rights-based approaches into Loss and Damage policy-making, in particular under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).