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Why do developing countries need support to address loss and damage?


Loss and damage refers to impacts of climate change which are not avoided by mitigation, adaptation and other measures such as disaster risk management. In 2015, at COP 21, Loss and Damage was included as a distinct article in the Paris Agreement, separate from adaptation. This brief sets out why and how developing countries should be supported by wealthier countries most responsible for climate change in response to the loss and damage they are facing.

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Collections Climate Change Influence and Impact
Issue Date 2021
Rights Holders Stamp Out Poverty, Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Practical Action, Bread for the World, Action Aid