GP22 Side Event:

Addressing Loss

and Damage


the Most


By The Platform On Disaster Displacement
25 / 05 / 2022
The Platform On Disaster Displacement at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bali

This official side event of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bali took place on 25 May 2022. It focused on loss and damage associated with climate change impacts, recognizing that losses and damages are already occurring around the world, disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable people, communities and countries, including through disaster displacement and planned relocation.

Economic and non-economic impacts are most acutely felt in the poorest countries, with the greatest burden placed on people and communities with fewer resources, capabilities and systems to manage disaster and climate-related shocks and stresses, in particular LDCs and SIDS.

The panel discussion with representatives from the climate change and DRR sectors, academia, action and art, were based on the latest findings of the IPCC Working Group II on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. It bridged conversations with relevant policy agendas, including the Sendai Framework, the 2030 Agenda, the Global Compact for Migration, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and others.

Speakers included:

Harjeet Singh - Climate Action International

Kossivi Adessou - regional coordinator of West, Central & North Africa and West Asia of Global Network of Civil Society Organization for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Gustaff Harriman iskandar - director of Common Room an open platform for art.

Tiziana Bonzon Quarta - Manager Climate, Migration and Resilience of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Maarten Van Aalst - Director Red Cross Climate Centre.

Representitive of the Government of Fiji.

Michelle Yonetani - Senior Policy Officer, Office of the Special Advisor for Climate Action at the UN Refugee Agency (Moderator).

This event, Addressing Loss and Damage, Supporting the Most Vulnerable: Lessons from DRR and Climate Change Action, was co-organized by the Platform On Disaster Displacement, IOM, OCHA, UNDP, UNDRR, UNHCR, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), American Red Cross, Climate Action Network (CAN), Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR), Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU); Governments of Australia, Bangladesh, Germany, Fiji, Mexico, Norway, and the Philippines.