09/11/2017

What: COP23 Book pre-launch
When: November 9, 2017 – 16.00 to 17.00
Where: Langer Eugen (UN Campus), Meeting Room 2309, Bonn.

Debate on Loss and Damage has gained traction in recent years and will see due attention at COP23. Many issues remain vague and contested.
On November 9, 2017 (4:00-5:00 p.m.) The Loss and Damage Network and the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) organize the pre-launch of the book “Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options” at COP23 in Bonn.

The book provides comprehensive evidence-based insight on the Loss and Damage discourse by highlighting state-of -the-art in research and policy linked to this discourse and articulating its multiple concepts, principles and methods. Written by leading researchers and practitioners, it identifies practical and evidence-based policy options to inform the discourse and climate negotiations.
Elisa Calliari, researcher at CMCC Foundation – RAAS Division, will make a speech at the event; she and RAAS Division Director Jaroslav Mysiak contributed to the book with the chapter “The Politics of (and behind) the UNFCCC Loss and Damage”.

Suitable for researchers, policy-advisors, practitioners and the interested public, the book:

  • discusses the political, legal, economic and institutional dimensions of the issue;
  • highlights normative questions central to the discourse;
  • provides a focus on climate risks and climate risk management;
  • presents salient case studies from around the world;
  • provides a roadmap for further ‘grounding’ the debate.

The event presents a COP23 synopsis summarising key evidence-based findings in the form of six propositions for research and policy holding potential for further supporting and focussing the research and policy debate.

Read the integral version of the synopsis HERE (available for download in pdf format).

The forthcoming book is a collective effort of  The Loss and Damage Network – a network of scientists and practitioners that informs the Loss and Damage debate with evidence-based research and policy propositions. Members include more that 20 research and NGO institutions.