At COP25 in December 2019, the Santiago Network for Loss and Damage (Santiago Network) was established as part of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage.
The authors of this report carried out a survey of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) country focal points and loss and damage and climate risk management experts at country, regional, and international levels. The survey was designed to understand exactly what technical assistance might be needed by Parties to avert, minimize and address loss and damage – currently and in the future – and what assistance could be delivered by the Santiago Network and the organizations, bodies, networks, and experts that will make up the Santiago Network.
This report presents the results of the survey and uses those results and the example of the Climate Technology Centre and Network to propose the possible functions and structure of the Santiago Network. It also proposes the possible steps to operationalize the Santiago Network, and a way forward for consideration by Parties.