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UNFCCC Publishes Views on Loss and Damage Work Programme

19 April 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published submissions (FCCC/SBI/2011/MISC.1) on views and information on elements to be included in the work programme on loss and damage associated with climate change impacts in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

These views include the following: possible development of a climate risk insurance facility to address impacts associated with severe weather events; options for risk management and reduction, risk sharing and transfer mechanisms such as insurance, including options for micro-insurance, and resilience-building, including through economic diversification; events; approaches for addressing rehabilitation measures associated with slow onset; and engagement of stakeholders with relevant specialized expertise.

Submissions have been received from: Australia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Grenada for AOSIS, Hungary and the European Commission on behalf of the EU, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, US, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Labour Office (ILO), Secretariat of the Global Climate Observing System, UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), UN University (UNU), World Bank, World Meteorological Organization (WMO). [Publication: Views and Information to be Included in a Work Programme on Loss and Damage]