Lone palm, Daulatkhan, Bhola Island, Bangladesh, (2017), from future Scenarios by Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping
Future Scenarios exhibition, Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hudertwasser, Vienna, Austria, (2019), Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping
Future Scenarios film installation, Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hudertwasser, Vienna, Austria, (2019), Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping
Roster Of Experts
The Loss and Damage Collaboration works with loss and damage experts from around the world each specialising in different areas of policy making, research, law, advocacy, communications and creative practice. 

If you would like to get in contact with any of these experts please contact us here:

info [@] lossanddamagecollaboration.org
Leia Achampong
Leia Achampong is a climate justice and women’s rights activist and has a Masters degree in Sustainability Sciences and Policy (MsC) from Maastricht University. With over 10 years experience, Achampong has a background in research, policy analysis and advocacy on climate change issues. Leia’s current research focus is on the best ways to strengthen financial mechanisms to increase the quality and additionality of climate finance. Presently, Leia works at Eurodad on climate finance and climate justice, and engages in the Loss and Damage Collaboration in a personal capacity.
Inès Bakhtaoui
Inès is a researcher on the effectiveness of finance directed towards adaptation and loss and damage. She stands by communities vulnerable to climate change by identifying feasible, just and equitable ways to channel funding to support their resilience and recovery from climate impacts. She currently works for the Stockholm Environment Institute, and contributes to the collective effort of the L&DC on Loss and Damage finance.
Christopher Bartlett
Dr. Christopher Bartlett has been living and working in the Pacific Islands for over two decades, and is currently managing the Government of Vanuatu's Climate Diplomacy program. His extensive work with communities, civil society, private sector and governments in the Pacific have shaped his current climate action interests around climate adaptation, biodiversity, development finance and loss and damage. After being awarded a PhD at James Cook University, he joined Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom's lab at Indiana University as a postdoc focusing on global multidimensional resource management problems. Dr. Bartlett has written dozens of climate policy documents, managed the implementation of multiple national climate change projects, and serves as the lead negotiator on Loss & Damage for the Republic of Vanuatu.
Saleemul Huq
Professor Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) as well as Associate of the International Institute on Environment and Development (IIED) in the United Kingdom. In addition, he is the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and also Senior Adviser on Locally Led Adaptation with Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) headquartered in the Netherlands.
Tetet Lauron
Tetet is an activist and development worker with almost 30 years’ experience in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural settings at grassroots, national, regional and international levels. She works on different development issues and themes, but is most passionate about climate justice. Tetet strives to make the climate negotiations on finance, particularly loss and damage finance, accessible to a broader audience as a contribution to growing stronger global movements for climate justice.
Colin McQuistan
Colin is the Head of Climate and Resilience Team in the Influence, Impact and Innovation directorate at Practical Action. He is responsible for Practical Action’s global development work ensuring that they are not only adapting to the challenge of climate change and reducing risk, but that this is done in a way that builds the resilience of current and future populations. Before Colin joined Practical Action, he was the Senior Adviser, Agriculture and Climate Change at Oxfam GB.
Eva works to advance vulnerable countries' priorities on climate finance and Loss and Damage in international policy fora. She has followed the UNFCCC negotiations since 2018 as a climate finance negotiator. In addition, she co-coordinates the L&DC's finance working group and is the co-founder of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition, where she serves as the coordinator of the training working group.
Dennis Mombauer
Dennis works as Director of Research & Knowledge Management at SLYCAN Trust, a non-profit think tank focused on climate change adaptation, resilience-building, and Loss and Damage. He covers a range of topics related to loss & damage including risk management, climate finance, and human mobility. Dennis is a member of several international networks and expert groups and a regular contributor to national and international media outlets.
Hyacinthe Niyitegeka
Hyacinthe is a water scientist with experience working on climate policy in different contexts. She is responsible for the coordination of the L&DC. Hyacinthe works with the core team to set goals and develop strategies for achieving them. She supports the broader membership of the L&DC and ensures coordination by working closely with leaders of our projects, programs and initiatives. Hyacinthe is a co-founder of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) and co-leads their advocacy work.
Teo Ormond- Skeaping
Teo is an award winning artist, filmmaker and photographer working on projects relating to political ecology, Loss and Damage, climate-induced migration and displacement, Slow Violence and the political and cultural critique of the Anthropocene. Teo also works to coordinate the Loss and Damage collaborations Advocacy and Outreach program and Art & Culture program and their communications work.
Kate Raffety
Kate is an Australian lawyer who provides support for ambitious outcomes in the UNFCCC negotiations on Loss and Damage. She previously acted as the associate to the Chief Justice in the Supreme Court of Tasmania. She also holds degrees in Law and International Relations from the University of Tasmania.
Julie-Anne Richards
Julie-Anne has worked in climate change for two decades. She drives for positive change by developing insightful strategy, collaborating, building alliances, and establishing and implementing campaigns. An international expert on loss and damage finance, she has written many papers on the subject, run campaigns and worked with civil society and vulnerable countries at the UNFCCC and the WIM. Julie-Anne is based on the land of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation (Sydney, Australia).
Erin Roberts
Erin’s research on Loss and Damage focuses on the question of what is needed to address loss and damage comprehensively in developing countries. She has worked in a range of geographical contexts with a focus on South Asia and Africa. Through her PhD research, Erin had the opportunity to study how policy entrepreneurs and other leads shaped the evolution of Loss and Damage policy in Bangladesh. She has also done research in Senegal as part of her PhD, the African SIDS with the African Climate Policy Centre and more recently has begun working on how vulnerable developing countries could be supported to include human mobility in climate policies and plans with UNU-EHS. She remains curious about how policy entrepreneurs drive change and hopes to do more work to address this question in the near future. In every aspect of her work Erin endeavours to empower young climate leaders from the global South through two other initiatives she leads: the Climate Leadership Initiative and The Lionesses.
Linda Siegele
Linda Siegele, JD LLM is an environmental lawyer and independent consultant. She has been involved in the United Nations climate change negotiating process since 2005 with a special focus on the issues of adaptation and loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change in developing countries. Linda is particularly familiar with the climate change concerns of small island developing states and least developed countries, having directly supported country delegations through the provision of relevant technical and strategic legal and policy advice. Linda has been a member of the WIM ExCom's Technical Expert Group on Comprehensive Risk Management since 2019.
Mattias Soderberg
Mattias Söderberg is working as Chief advisor in the Danish NGO, DanChurchAid, and is Co-Chair of the Climate Justice Group of the global ACT Alliance. Coming from an organisation engaged in both humanitarian aid and long term development on the ground in a number of developing countries, he has followed the international climate debate for more than a decade. Mattias is an active voice in the debate about Loss and Damage, and has contributed to a number of related research initiatives.
Adelle Thomas
Dr. Adelle Thomas is Senior Fellow of the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre at University of The Bahamas and Caribbean Science Lead with Climate Analytics. As a human-environment geographer, her research has focused on adaptation, loss and damage and vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to climate change. Dr. Thomas has worked for over fifteen years on intersections between climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and sustainable development. She has authored a variety of academic publications and has also served as a Lead Author on several Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports including the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C, the Fifth Assessment Report and the Sixth Assessment Report, focusing on key risks across regions and sectors and limits to adaptation.
Lyndsay Walsh
Lyndsay works for Oxfam as a climate policy adviser, where a lot of her work has focused on loss and damage advocacy both in the UK and internationally. Her projects to date have mainly been around building the evidence base for why loss and damage finance is needed, supporting youth and people from the global south in climate negotiations, and in understanding how loss and damage and humanitarian action fits together.
Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson is Partner Advocacy Officer at the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF). His role focuses on offering technical support for policy and advocacy activities for SCIAF’s international partners, especially in relation to climate justice, food systems and specifically Loss and Damage. Ben advocated for Scotland’s commitment to Loss and Damage for 18 months in the build up to COP26, and is now supporting the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Loss and Damage programming with communities impacted by extreme weather in southern Malawi. He holds a PhD in the Sociology of Development from the University of Glasgow, which took a post-colonial approach to analyse Scotland’s international development relations.
Heidi White
Heidi is an Australian lawyer and independent consultant. She undertakes various roles supporting both government and non-government actors to make progress in the UNFCCC negotiations on Loss and Damage. She has particular expertise on the Santiago Network negotiations which she sees as an important opportunity to enhance action and support for developing countries to address loss and damage in their communities. She was previously an associate at the Federal Court of Australia.