The Scottish Government invites all actors to the hybrid conference ‘Addressing Loss and Damage: Practical Action‘, hosted in Edinburgh and online on the 11th and 12th October 2022

Impacts from climate change are no longer distant or theoretical. Both sudden and slow onset events are causing losses and damages to nature and people, with those least responsible being affected first and most severely. A focus on practical steps to help address the needs of communities suffering the acutest impacts is needed to drive forward more immediate action.

This is particularly relevant for regional governments notably in developing countries that are faced with situations, in some cases, of no return, and are not able to adapt to the damages caused by climate changes.

A critical conference to mobilize on the issue of loss and damage

This conference, organized by the Scottish government, a leading member of Regions4, will bring together practitioners, academics, officials from states and regions and investors to explore how finance should be channelled to the most vulnerable and to consider best practice for addressing loss and damage. This will be achieved through speaker-led plenary sessions and smaller break-out discussions focusing on case studies. There will be multiple opportunities for networking throughout the conference, in person and online. 

The output of the conference will be a synthesis document, that will be presented at COP27, bringing together:
– Case studies of practical action
– Types of finance
– Summary of discussion
– Principles for action to address loss and damage that can be universally adopted

Plenary sessions will be live-streamed, recorded and made available post-event. Breakout
discussions will operate under Chatham House Rule.

We encourage all interested actors and regional governments to follow these crucial discussions.

Link to register for the virtual event: