CHA Policy Brief: Loss and Damage

Author: Dr Andrea Steinke
Date: 28.05.2024
Publication: Download (EN)

The humanitarian sector has significant stakes in the discussions around Loss and Damage. Humanitarian action is intimately connected to the regions where losses and damages from climate change occur, with a mandate to alleviate the suffering of those who are affected. However, humanitarianism and climate action differ in the obligatory nature of their engagement and their incentive systems. Despite these differences, the sectors’ areas of intervention increasingly overlap as they move closer together. The intricacies between humanitarian and climate action are crucial for the future of both sectors. This policy brief aims to outline the humanitarian perspectives in the policy field of Loss and Damage.