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Tackling the Limits to Adaptation: An International Framework to Address ‘Loss and Damage’ from Climate Change Impacts.

The aim of this report is to highlight the issue of climate change loss and damage. It calls for urgent action on the part of the UNFCCC and its parties. Section 2 outlines the historical and scientific contexts of loss and damage, and Section 3 situates loss and damage in its legal and moral contexts. The report goes on to outline a comprehensive framework on loss and damage, including the role of an international mechanism on compensation and rehabilitation within the framework. Finally there are recommendations for actions to be taken by COP18 (Doha, 2012). These include the design of an international mechanism on compensation and rehabilitation.