Making headway on

Loss and Damage

Identifying key gaps

and charting ways


By Lily Salloum Lindegaard, Heidi White and Zoha Shawoo
28 / 10 / 2022
Image credit: Alex Proimos / FlickR, licenced under CC BY-NC 2.0

Losses and damages are increasingly widespread and severe – from loss of life, cultural practices, biodiversity, and livelihoods to damages to infrastructure and crops. The most vulnerable countries and populations are most affected, despite having contributed least to climate change. However, policies to manage losses and damages remain elusive, and actions to respond to them are insufficient.

Through analysis of policy, research and practice this policy brief points to key gaps and potential ways forward in Loss and Damage policy, to support policy solutions and action on the ground.

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