UNFCCC Releases Report of Expert Meeting on Loss and Damage
11 May 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the expert meeting on assessing the risk of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change (FCCC/SBI/2012/INF.3). The meeting took place in Tokyo, Japan, from 26-28 March 2012.
The meeting discussions focused on the different aspects of the risk assessment process, including: the data and information requirements for assessing impacts and climate risks; methods and tools for risk assessment, including their requirements, strengths and weaknesses; capacity needs for applying risk assessment methods on the ground; and the links between risk assessment and decision making. The report includes a summary of the key issues addressed at the meeting and common issues/areas identified in furthering the work on loss and damage in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to adverse effects of climate change.
The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) is invited to consider the report at its 36th session, together with the outcomes of other intersessional activities, in its general consideration of the implementation of the work programme on loss and damage with a view to making recommendations on loss and damage to the Conference of the Parties (COP) for its consideration at its 18th session in Doha, Qatar. [Publication: Report on the Expert Meeting on Assessing the Risk of Loss and Damage Associated with the Adverse Effects of Climate Change]