Join our live online debate on loss and damage from climate change

Join our live online debate on loss and damage from climate change

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Date: 22nd November 2012
Author: CDKN Global
Type: Event

Paying the price: Who will pay the costs of losses and damage from climate impacts?

Join us today from 12:00-13:00 GMT

A live online debate with loss and damage experts, organised by Alertnet and CDKN

Losses and damage from climate change impacts are making headlines – but will they prompt our leaders to act fast in response? The world’s governments must curb greenhouse gas emissions quickly -  and rich countries must help poor, climate-affected countries to recover their losses. The forthcoming Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha, Qatar this month could be a defining moment for action on this agenda.

Alertnet and CDKN will sponsor a live debate with loss and damage experts on Thursday 22 November, to let you pose your questions and comments. Visit http://alertnetlive.trust.org/Event/Paying_the_price to join the conversation with:

  • Tom Mitchell, CDKN
  • Kashmala Kakakhel, CDKN
  • Koko Warner, United Nations University
  • Sven Harmeling, Germanwatch

Tweets with the hashtag #lossanddamage will join the live debate page.  You can also follow us on @alertnet and @cdknetwork

CDKN has been supporting the Government of Bangladesh to develop a programme to address loss and damage from climate change, which could be a model for other Least Developed Countries. Dr Warner and Mr Harmeling’s organisations are part of the consortium providing this support to Bangladesh, together with MCII and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development. Read about this important CDKN-supported project here.

Tom Mitchell, Kashmala Kakakhel and Emily Wilkinson have written a blog on why loss and damage from climate change matters, and why negotiators at this month’s United Nations climate talks need to make big progress on this agenda. Read their blog here.

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