The recent SREX report and the UNFCCC loss and damage discourse

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A starting point for the debate

The topic of loss and damage in the context of climate change is a major focus in the adaptation discussion under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate talks in 2012. The IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) is the first endeavour of its kind to conduct a scientific assessment of the nexus between climate extremes and climate change. The report carries significant weight, authority and scientific value and will be an important contribution to both the disaster risk reduction agenda and the Loss and Damage (L&D) Work Programme.

Sönke Kreft, Romain Weikmans & Sven Harmeling
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