Loss and damage explainer

Briefing paper

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Date produced: 02/06/2023

Our Loss and Damage Explainer sheds light on the efforts made by the Parties to the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement to address the issue of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change on vulnerable developing countries. It offers an overview of the key issues related to loss and damage that are being negotiated. This resource should be particularly helpful for negotiators who are new to this topic, to give them a foundational understanding of the topic. It is available in English and in French.

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