This Briefing and report on the 11th meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage (WIM) in March 2020 is mainly directed at persons interested in the discussions on Loss and Damage within the UNFCCC process.
The meeting took place at the beginning of the corona crisis and therefore faced severe organisational challenges. It was held virtually, which posed challenges like internet connectivity problems and lack of possibilities for inclusive participation.
Topics of this meeting were for example to discuss inter alia COP25 outcomes like the establishment of the “Santiago network on loss and damage” and the "Expert Group on action and support". The report covers the key expectations for the meeting, the outcomes, the special corona context as well as recommendations on the way forward and necessary next steps.
Vera Künzel and Laura Schäfer