Loss and Damage

in Latin America,

community demands

for justice

07 / 06 / 2022
Video credit: UNFCCC

Oxfam, Sustentabilidad Sin Fronteras and La Ruta del Clima hosted this dialogue on Loss and Damage during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference – SB56. The dialogue explored the importance of centering loss and damage assessments on the agency and rights of local communities.

The climate crisis is a priority for communities and human rights defenders in Latin America. Our region is one of the most affected by climate impacts while having a limited responsibility regarding its causes. Big country emitters avoid calls for responsibility and climate reparations as people in vulnerable communities fear for their life’s and future.

There is a need to address loss and damage within a human rights framework where countries are held accountable to their common but differentiated responsibilities. Big carbon emitter irresponsibility causes human rights violations and suffering . Latin American communities demand climate reparations and to have their human dignity respected.

Speakers included:

Adrián Martínez - La Ruta del Clima, Costa Rica.

Ingrid Hausinger - Heinrich Böll Foundation, El Salvador.

Adriana Vásquez - La Ruta del Clima, Costa Rica.

Nasha Cuvelier - Sustentabilidad sin Fronteras, Argentina.

Bernis Trejos - Centro Nicaragüense de Conservación Ambiental, Nicaragua.

Nanzala Lazarus - OXFAM.