Loss and damage

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Loss and damage. A term used within the UNFCCC to refer to the permanent loss or repairable damage caused by the effects of the climate crisis. This could be sea level rise, desertification, or loss of life, livelihoods, ecosystems, or cultural heritage [1].

[1] Center for American Progress (2015). https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/reports/2015/09/30/122392/the-meaning-of-loss-and-damage-in-the-international-climate-negotiations/. [Accessed 18 Jul. 2021] « Back to Glossary Index