The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts (Loss and Damage Mechanism), established by the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is looking for experts to the development of an update to the technical paper on non-economic losses associated with climate change impacts. If interested, please take a minute to contribute by filling in the survey.

The survey aims to find experts with suitable knowledge (and time to contribute) in the following areas:

  • Integration of key non-economic losses considerations in policies and planning
  • Immediate or early response efforts to the degradation of health, ecosystems, cultural heritage and other key types of damages on the ground that are non-economic in nature at different levels
  • Long-term rehabilitation, rebuilding, recovery and resilience efforts for irreversible losses of a non-economic nature, such as loss of biodiversity, territory and life, and those induced by mobility, such as societal and cultural identity
  • Engagement of those that are at the forefront of climate change, such as women, youth, indigenous peoples, local communities and persons with disabilities
The COP established the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts (Loss and Damage Mechanism), to address loss and damage associated with impacts of climate change, including extreme events and slow onset events, in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change at COP19 (November 2013) in Warsaw, Poland.