Loss and Damage

Awareness Day 2021:

Film Launch and Webinar

23 / 09 / 2021
Video from Climate Action Network International

This is Loss & Damage: hurricanes, floods, cyclones, tornadoes and forest fires are destroying homes and livelihoods around the world, particularly in poorest countries. Governments have been in endless talks, but have failed to act. This must change.

Watch the the launch of the powerful short film “This is Loss and Damage - Who Pays?" - narrated by well-known, film actor, Mark Strong - where a solution is proposed.

Featuring inspirational climate activist, Vanessa Nakate, and Loss and Damage experts, Professor Saleemul Huq (ICCCAD) and Harjeet Singh (CAN International), the film offers a compelling way out of the Loss and Damage finance stalemate: an international mechanism funded by the fossil fuel polluters who caused the crisis.

The film also explores the injustice of Loss and Damage, rooting it firmly in the shameful failure of countries with the largest carbon footprints - 5 years on from the Paris Agreement - to provide support to those at the sharp end of the climate crisis.

The film's premiere is followed by a discussion with UK Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, alongside those who featured in the film - Vanessa, Saleemul and Harjeet - about how finance for Loss and Damage will be a metric for the success or failure of the COP26 climate conference, in Glasgow, in November 2022.

Watch the film here.