Actions after Impacts

Special Implementation Lab to honour the memory of Professor Saleemul Huq

Non-Party Stakeholders delivering concrete solutions to address Loss and Damage

The world is grappling with unprecedented challenges posed by climate change with devastating impacts on vulnerable communities in the global south. These communities are experiencing increasing levels of loss and damage (L&D) due to extreme weather events, gradual environmental degradation, and other climateinduced disruptions for which they have not caused.

The Lab will open with tributes to Professor Saleemul Huq. Who was a relentless advocate for the most climate-vulnerable populations. His work significantly contributed to elevating their voices on the global stage.

Following these tributes there will be interactive sessions to move beyond the rhetoric and delve into concrete actions for addressing L&D, and to understand from the Non- Party Actors what action they are taking now and how these can go to scale.

The Lab will culminate with ‘Legacy of Action’ and the announcement of early career loss and damage research fellowship programme in Professor Huq’s name.


Moderator – Mel Jamieson, Co- CEO, Leaders Quest

Tributes to Professor Saleemul Huq

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, COP 28 President tbc
Hon Shahab Uddin, Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Bangladesh tbc
Simon Stiel, UNFCCC Executive Secretary tbc
Professor Mizan Khan, Deputy director, ICCCAD

Reflections on why local action really matters for L&D

HE Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High Level Champion, COP28
Mairi Mcallan, Cabinet Secretary, Scottish Government
Nathanila (Nate) Matthews, CEO, Global Resilience Partnership

Conversation with on practical local solutions to L&D

Ritu Bharadwaj, Principal Researcher and Team Leader, IIED
Chimwemwe Sakunda Ndhlovu, Malawi
Christine Mutuku, Muungano wa Wanavijiji, Kenya
Ericka Lynne Nava, Philippine Action for Community-led Shelter Initiatives

Reflections how to take solutions on L&D to scale

Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High Level Champion, COP27
Sheela Patel, Director, SPARC
Tom Mitchell, Executive Director, IIED

Conversation on scaling up action and finance on L&D

Atiqul Islam, Mayor, Dhaka North, Bangladesh
Rowan Douglas, Howden Group
Xavier Castellanos Mosquera, Under Secretary General, IFRC
Astrid Zwick, Co-Director, Global Shield

Delivering a Legacy of action on L&D

Tom Mitchell, Executive Director, IIED
Professor Jim Skea, Chair of the IPCC, tbc
David Howlett, Climate Champions Team

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