Webinar on Understanding Climate Change Loss and Damage and Links to Humanitarian Action 

Join ICVA and PHAP for the 7th session of the Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action 

On 25 August, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies, together with PHAP will organize a webinar in the Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action exploring will explain what Loss and Damage is and how it could support – and be supported by – existing humanitarian finance mechanisms. The session will explore the losses and damages experienced by individuals, communities, and governments and how adequate funding for loss and damage could reduce the impact of short-term, protracted, and slow onset crises.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) includes commitments regarding “Loss and Damage” (L&D) – the impacts of climate change to which those least responsible for climate change are not able to adapt.

This webinar aims to: 

  • Improve understanding of Loss and Damage and its relationship to climate finance, as well as the importance of this year’s COP27 to Loss and Damage and how it links to humanitarian action.
  • Discuss why humanitarian organizations need to engage on the topic of Loss and Damage, among others, in the lead-up to COP27.
  • Highlight the modalities and strategies for humanitarian NGOs to engage in the preparatory work for COP27 and beyond.

As part of ICVA's and PHAP's Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action, this event follows the launch event of the series that introduced the Charter, the first session of the webinar that examined adapting to the impacts of the climate and environmental crises; the second session on maximizing the environmental sustainability of humanitarian work, the third session on practical tools and initiatives for reducing environmental impact in humanitarian action; the fourth session on embracing the leadership of local actors and communities in climate action; the fifth session on understanding and integrating climate and environment risk data in humanitarian action; and the sixth session on the Road to COP27: Strengthening humanitarian perspectives

This webinar is free to attend and if you missed the previous webinars in the series, you could access the recording on their event pages. 

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