For the world’s most vulnerable communities, loss and damage due to climate change is already a reality. A new report looks beyond adaptation and draws evidence of loss and damage from five case studies conducted in Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Gambia, Kenya, and Micronesia. The results will be launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha/Qatar. The findings are based on nearly 1800 household interviews and 200 focus group and expert discussions.
WHEN: Monday, 26th November 2012, 13:15 to 14:45 h
WHERE: Side event Room 8, Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha
- Mr. Ali Sheikh, Asia Director, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
- Dr. Koko Warner, Scientific director, CDKN Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative, UN University
- Mr. Golam Rabbani, Research Fellow, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
- Mr. Norbu Wangdi, Department of Water Resources, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment
- Dr. Sidat Yaffa, Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of the Gambia
- Mr. Simpson Abraham, National Coordinator, Federal States of Micronesia Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC)
- Mr. Sven Harmeling, Team Leader, International Climate Policy, Germanwatch
- Moderated by: Dr. Atiq Rahman, Director of Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
Policy report, press release, fact sheet (for media) and background on loss and damage are available at: www.lossanddamage.net or visit us at the UN University booth in Doha!
Dr. Alice Fišer, Head of Communications, UN University, Bonn; firstname.lastname@example.org, 00974-66470593 (local cell phone in Doha)
The Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative was initiated by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) in order to move forward the debate on loss and damage for the benefit of the least developed countries (LDCs) and other vulnerable countries. The GoB requested assistance from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). CDKN has appointed a consortium of organizations - UN University-Institute for Environmental and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Germanwatch, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) - to carry out this work.