Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Bangladesh leading the way on Loss and Damage

Associated Organization: ICCCAD, IUB

Loss and Damage in the UNFCCC process
The least developed countries (LDCs) are both the least responsible for and the most vulnerable to climate change impacts." A lack of institutional, economic and financial capacity renders these countries less able to cope with climate change impacts# and more likely to suffer loss and damage as a result. The need for an international mechanism to address this inequity has long been acknowledged. In 1992, Principle 13 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
proclaimed that, “States shall also cooperate in an expeditious and more determined manner to develop further international law regarding liability and compensation for adverse effects of environmental damage caused by activities within their jurisdiction or control to areas beyond their jurisdiction.”

Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Energy, Health, Poverty and vulnerability, Water

Regions: Africa


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