Loss and damage refers to the effects and impacts of climate change that cannot be mitigated or adapted to. How to support developing countries suffering from loss and damage due to climate change is an important piece of ongoing international negotiations under the UNFCCC. These impacts include extreme weather events, like floods or droughts, which have increased in frequency due to climate change, but can also encompass other kinds of loss and damage. Economic loss and damage can take the form of job and property loss, while non-economic loss and damage includes losses to biodiversity, life, and cultural heritage. This special collection showcases current research on loss and damage, with respect to interdisciplinary approaches, policy-making, progress evaluation, and financial mechanisms.

Erich de Castro Dias & Sofia Larriera Santurio (2022) Human rights and the Warsaw International Mechanism: an interdisciplinary approach to overcome a financial gridlock, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2116382

Angelica Johansson, Elisa Calliari, Noah Walker-Crawford, Friederike Hartz, Colin McQuistan & Lisa Vanhala (2022) Evaluating progress on loss and damage: an assessment of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism under the UNFCCC, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2112935

Matthew Lai, Stacy-ann Robinson, Emmanuel Salas, William Thao & Anna Shorb (2022) Climate justice for small island developing states: identifying appropriate international financing mechanisms for loss and damage, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2112017

Elisa Calliari & Lisa Vanhala (2022) The ‘national turn’ in climate change loss and damage governance research: constructing the L&D policy landscape in Tuvalu, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2027222

Daniel Puig (2022) Loss and damage in the global stocktake, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.2023452

Morten Broberg (2020): Interpreting the UNFCCC’s provisions on ‘mitigation’ and ‘adaptation’ in light of the Paris Agreement’s provision on ‘loss and damage’, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1745744

Kees van der Geest & Koko Warner (2019): Loss and damage in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group II): a text-mining analysis, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1704678

Erin Roberts & Mark Pelling (2019): Loss and damage: an opportunity for transformation?, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1680336

Linnéa Nordlander, Melanie Pill & Beatriz Martinez Romera (2019) Insurance schemes for loss and damage: fools’ gold?, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1671163

Meinhard Doelle & Sara Seck (2019) Loss & damage from climate change: from concept to remedy?, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1630353

Adelle Thomas & Lisa Benjamin (2019) Non-economic loss and damage: lessons from displacement in the Caribbean, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1640105

Morten Broberg (2019) Parametric loss and damage insurance schemes as a means to enhance climate change resilience in developing countries, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1641461

Patrick Toussaint & Adrian Martínez Blanco (2019) A human rights-based approach to loss and damage under the climate change regime, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1630354

Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh & Diana Hinge Salili (2019) Between negotiations and litigation: Vanuatu’s perspective on loss and damage from climate change, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2019.1623166

Elisabeth Gsottbauer, Robert Gampfer, Elizabeth Bernold & Anna-Mateja Delas (2017): Broadening the scope of loss and damage to legal liability: an experiment, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2017.1317628

Hannah R. Parker, Emily Boyd, Rosalind J. Cornforth, Rachel James, Friederike E. L. Otto & Myles R. Allen (2017) Stakeholder perceptions of event attribution in the loss and damage debate, Climate Policy, 17:4, 533-550, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2015.1124750

Anju Sharma (2017) Precaution and post-caution in the Paris Agreement: adaptation, loss and damage and finance, Climate Policy, 17:1, 33-47, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2016.1213697

Emma Lees (2017) Responsibility and liability for climate loss and damage after Paris, Climate Policy, 17:1, 59-70, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2016.1197095

Karen E. McNamara, Robin Bronen, Nishara Fernando & Silja Klepp (2016): The complex decision-making of climate-induced relocation: adaptation and loss and damage, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2016.1248886