This Legal Response Initiative briefing paper focuses on the Warsaw International Mechanism for loss and damage associated with climate impacts, seeking to contribute to the discussion on possible elements of the Mechanism that might facilitate rehabilitation.¬†Drawing upon existing international mechanisms in the environmental field through which redress …

If and to what extent are countries responsible for loss and damage attributable to climate change legally obliged to provide compensation? What legal principles may help to keep the compensation issue ‘alive’? Loss and damage in the current negotiations The Conference of the Parties (COP) to UNFCCC, at its 18th session in Doha in 2012, …

Whilst the precise effects of climate change are not totally predictable, it is nevertheless indisputable that climate change will increase the number of natural disasters. Indeed, from 1987 to 1998, the annual number of climate-related disasters averaged 195. From 2000 to 2006, the average was 365, representing an increase of 87 %. According to the …

Does the concept of Loss and Damage fall within the scope and mandate of the UNFCCC, in particular the objective to prevent dangerous anthropogenic climate change (Art.2)? Summary: Although the UNFCCC objective (as described in Article 2) does not specifically cover loss and damage resulting from climate change, the parties are allowed to address the …