"Underemphasised and undervalued": Ways forward for Non-Economic Loss and Damage within the UNFCCC

Douwe van Schie, Guy Jackson, Pierre Candelon, Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, Fatemeh Bakhtiari, Emily Boyd, Gina Castillo, Ayesha Dinshaw, Kees van der Geest, Md. Fahad Hossain, Karen McNamara, Magdalena Mirwald, Moleen Nand, Teo Ormond-Skeaping, Ryan Plano, Barbara Jacobson, Salote Soqo, Adelle Thomas, Irfan Ullah, Ben Wilson

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Abstract

Apart from the establishment of the Expert Group on Non-Economic Losses (NELs), little effort has been made to address Non-Economic Loss and Damage (NELD) comprehensively within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Yet outside of the UNFCCC, researchers and practitioners have made more substantial efforts to conceptualise NELD and provide recommendations on how to address it. This policy brief therefore seeks to bridge this gap between research and policy by providing specific recommendations for negotiators, experts, and policymakers on how NELD can be better integrated within the UNFCCC, in particular the Loss and Damage Fund, Loss and Damage Funding Arrangements, the Santiago Network for Loss and Damage, and the Executive Committee for the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLoss and Damage Collaboration
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2023

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