Loss and damage

Many countries are already experiencing climate-related loss and damage, from the devastation caused by floods and wildfires, to migratory pressures resulting from slow onset events like sea level rise.

Vulnerable counties least responsible for causing climate change have long called for finance and other support in dealing with these impacts. These demands were formally recognised in 2022 under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement, with the establishment of a loss and damage fund.

Our work in this area focuses on:

  • addressing information gaps in areas such as extreme weather events, slow onset events, and economic and non-economic losses
  • thought leadership, research and analysis on approaches to address loss and damage
  • support integrating loss and damage considerations into national planning
  • developing regional-specific approaches for assessing and reporting on loss and damage
  • supporting work to design and implement the loss and damage fund and funding arrangements

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Science-based national adaptation planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

This project provides francophone Least Developed Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with science-based support when formulating their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). In addition, it will give these countries access to international climate finance and establish national, international and regional platforms to share knowledge and experiences.
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IMPACT is a cross-cutting, multi-faceted project that aims to strengthen the connections between the scientific assessments of climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to help enable access to finance and help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) implement concrete projects.
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SURVIVE, a joint project between Climate Analytics and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) supports Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the international climate change negotiations.

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PREVENT is built around a team of experienced climate scientists and analysts, whose objective is to provide science, policy, strategic and analytical support for delegations of the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.

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