Addressing Loss and Damage: Practical Action

The Scottish Government together with GRP and the High Level Climate Champions invite you to register for the hybrid conference on Loss and Damage.

Impacts from climate change are no longer distant or theoretical. Both sudden and slow onset events are causing losses and damages to nature and people, with those least responsible being affected first and most severely. A focus on practical steps to help address the needs of communities suffering the acutest impacts is needed to drive forward more immediate action.

This conference will bring together practitioners, academics, officials from states and regions and investors to explore how finance should be channelled to the most vulnerable and to consider best practice for addressing the losses and damages.

The output from the conference will be a synthesis document, bringing together:

  • Case studies of practical action
  • Types of finance
  • Summary of discussion
  • Principles for action to address loss and damage that can be universally adopted

Plenary sessions will be live-streamed, recorded and made available post-event. Breakout discussions will operate under Chatham House Rule.


Times listed are in British Summer Time (BST)

Day 1 – Finance

11:30 – 13:00 Registration
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch, networking
13:00 – 14:00 Welcome: Fund, assess, deliver: a case for practical action (live-streamed)
14:00 – 15:00 Breakout session 1: Mobilising finance: lessons learned so far
15:00 – 15:45 BREAK
15:45 – 17:00 Breakout session 2: Innovative sourcing for loss and damage finance
17:00 – 20:00 Networking reception

Day 2 – Practical action

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome breakfast, networking
09:00 – 09:30 Day 2 Opening plenary: A continuum of action: addressing the loss and damage gap (live streamed)
09:45 – 10:45 Breakout session 3: Determining need
10:45 – 11:15 BREAK
11:15 – 12:45 Breakout session 4: Delivering loss and damage interventions
12:45 – 13:45 LUNCH, networking
13:45 – 14: 45 Breakout session 5: Associating funding sources and delivery mechanisms
14:45 – 15:15 Plenary 3: Climate justice: values to action (live streamed)
15:15 – 15:45 BREAK
15:45 – 17:00 Breakout session 6: Principles for addressing Loss and Damage
17:00 – 17:30 CLOSING plenary (live streamed)

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