Loss and Damage at COP26

A new summary of the main COP26 agreements affecting climate change-driven loss and damage

November 17, 2021

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened on 31st October 2021 and closed on 13th November 2021.  Key agenda issues included emission-reduction commitments by Parties, finance for developing-country Parties, and carbon markets.

In addition, delegates gathering in Glasgow negotiated a number of questions related to loss and damage, on which the previous Conference of the Parties could not reach agreement.  The main such issues are finance for loss and damage, the governance of the Warsaw International Mechanism, and the operationalisation of the Santiago Network for Loss and Damage, which was established in 2019, to catalyse technical assistance for averting, minimising and addressing loss and damage in vulnerable developing countries.

UNEP DTU Partnership and The Loss & Damage Collaboration have prepared a summary of the agreements reached during COP26 in the area of loss and damage.

Download the summary here.