The Definitional Debate
From the international perspective, one of the issues with loss and damage is whether it should be addressed separate from adaptation and mitigation. Since losses and damages will occur throughout the spectrum of climate change impacts, research on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) remains vital to understanding where losses arise. It is also important that limitations and tolerance levels are considered throughout the entire process on strengthening climate resilience for local communities since they may otherwise sink further into poverty as they face more and more environmental stresses. This largely points to the urgency of the issue.
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- Evidence from the frontlines of climate change: loss and damage to communities despite coping and adaptation
- K. Warner; K. van der Geest; S. Kreft / United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security 2012
- This study presents empirical findings from fieldwork around the world examining loss and damage caused by global warming. The report begins by defining and contextualising the emerging discourse on assessing, quantifying and reacting...
- Loss and Damage: Roadmap to Relevance for the Warsaw International Mechanism
- L. Schäfer; S. Kreft / Germanwatch 2014
- Roadmap document outlining possible structure and activities for the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage. COP 19 in Warsaw decided to establish the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM) under t...