Loss and damage in climate negotiations: experiences from COP27
Climate change is already causing both slow- and rapid-onset effects such as extreme weather events and sea-level rise. These effects induce devastating loss and damage, in communities all around the world. The nations and communities that are the least responsible for greenhouse emissions tend to suffer the most from its effects, an injustice often sidelined in global political negotiations. As we head towards this year’s climate negotiations at COP27 in Egypt, various actors demand the inclusion of loss and damage in the agenda. To discuss this further, the Sustainability Forum invites you to a roundtable discussion on the role of loss and damage in climate negotiations.
The dialogue will focus on the outcomes from this year’s climate negotiations in Sharm el-Sheikh, and on the role that loss and damage has had in the agenda. We will discuss both the political and financial dimensions of loss and damage, as well as current examples of climate injustice.
By hearing from experts who have attended the climate negotiations, we will map out what is being done to address these challenges and injustices. Our three panelists come from different fields of experience and will all have attended COP27 this November in Egypt.
- Alicia N’guetta is a Phd Candidate in Sustainability Science, whose research focuses on climate change adaptation, livelihood, and loss and damage in Martinique, an overseas department of France situated in the Caribbean Sea.
- Guy Jackson is a postdoctoral fellow at LUCSUS, exploring the drivers of vulnerability in socio-ecological systems. He is currently working on a project in which he explores climate change loss and damage in Northern Australia.
- Olivia Nordell is a Masters student in European Affairs. Olivia has a background in both legislative work and development cooperation, and has experience of coordinating a study on the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on migration in Guinea.
The discussion will be moderated by William Jones, PhD Candidate in Ethnology and a member of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School.
Panel discussion from 18:00-19:00.
Coffee and sandwich will be served from 17:40.
Arranged by Lund University Sustainability Forum