31 October, 2013

Loss and Damage in the UNFCCC: what relationship to the Hyogo Framework?


MJ Mace, M Schaeffer

This paper briefly highlights some of the significant and fundamental differences in objectives, terminology, approach, source of financing, legal nature and – importantly – responsibility under the UNFCCC and the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). In view of these differences, the paper urges caution in reliance on HFA processes to address the range of concerns raised under the UNFCCC on loss and damage.