This information brief developed by SLYCAN Trust's work programme on loss and damage and the global climate change fellowship programme highlights that the inclusion of the Loss and Damage theme as a fourth pillar in the GST should be made explicit. They reiterated that Loss and Damage has been a topic of discussion since the drafting of the UNFCCC in 1991. However, there is still a need for further progress in climate negotiations and adequate financial support in this area. After 30 years, the GST provides an opportunity for collective needs and challenges to mitigate, adapt, and address loss and damage with a target of 2030. Thus, it is crucial to make evidence-based decisions on Loss and Damage worldwide. These decisions are essential for effectively allocating the necessary means of implementation, such as finance, technology transfer, and capacity building, which are increasingly needed.