Loss & Damage: Issues for COP26

Parties have expressed interest in building out more effective implementation of the action and support for loss and damage (L&D). The interest in accelerating action and support for L&D has expressed itself in relation to three issues: 

  • The development of the Santiago Network (SN) 
  • The governance of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (mandated agenda item) 
  • The call to scale up finance to avert, minimize, and address L&D. 

This paper provides context to and poses questions on these issues.