As human rights and climate justice advocates from around the world, we have outlined in this briefing our key demands for the outcomes of COP27 at the intersection of loss and damage and human rights. The briefing note first discusses principles for a human rights-based approach to addressing loss and damage and second translates these principles into concrete recommendations for COP27, including:

New and additional finance for loss and damage that is needs and rights-centred, public and grant-based, and gender-responsive;

An Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage that protects the rights of those most affected;

A rights-based operationalization of the Santiago Network;

A Global Stocktake (GST) that centres human rights and integrates loss and damage;

A strengthened Gender Action Plan (GAP) that includes loss and damage as an area of improvement.