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How the theme of Adaptation and Resilience marginalizes Loss and Damage and why we must focus on addressing loss and damage


Despite repeated calls for Loss and Damage to be reflected prominently in the themes of COP 26, the UK presidency continues to champion Adaptation and Resilience as a key theme of COP 26, alongside clean road transport, energy transition, finance and nature.
The theme of Adaptation and Resilience ignores Loss and Damage entirely and uses instead the term “resilience” as a blanket term, ostensibly to include Loss and Damage without explicit recognition. This is problematic on several fronts covered in this brief.

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Collections Climate Change Influence and Impact
Issue Date 2021
Rights Holders Stamp Out Poverty, CAN Pacific, Practical Action, Prakiti Resources Centre, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)