Loss and damage in South Asia: what COP28 needs to deliver for the region

This webinar, organised in partnership with ICIMOD, discussed South Asia’s priorities and challenges in relation to the loss and damage new fund, the Santiago Network, and other key loss and damage issues to be agreed at COP28.


Sonia Awale, Executive Editor, Nepali Times

Opening remarks

Pema Gyamtsho, Director General, ICIMOD


  • Khadeeja Naseem, Minister for Climate Change, Maldives Government, and Transitional Committee member
  • Sonam Wangdi, Former Secretary of Bhutan’s National Environment Commission and LDC Chair, and Transitional Committee member
  • S.V.R.K. Prabhakar, Principal Policy Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Shreya K.C. Member of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition and Advisor at Nepalese Youth for Climate Action.
Featuring presentations by
  • Sneha Pandey, Climate Diplomacy and Policy Analyst, Climate Analytics
  • Mandira Shrestha, Senior Water Resource Specialist, ICIMOD
Closing remarks:
  • Manjeet Dhakal, Director, Climate Analytics South Asia

This is the second in a series of webinars. Rewatch the first webinar The Road to COP28: Climate Action Priorities in South Asia.