The concept of loss and damage of climate change – a new challenge for climate decision-making? A climate science perspective

Swenja Surminski & Ana Lopez, 2014. This paper reviews the implications of Loss and Damage L&D for decision-making with a special focus on the role of climate science. We identify three broad policy goals embedded in the discussion: creating awareness about the sensitivity of human and natural systems to climate change; developing risk reduction and risk management approaches to enhance adaptation, reduce vulnerability and build resilience and informing compensation mechanisms.