Loss and damage

Loss and damage from climate impacts ranges from damage to buildings and infrastructure, destroyed crops and loss of livestock to death, damage to health, destruction of crucial ecosystems, and loss of cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge. In international climate policy there is no universally agreed definition of ‘loss and damage’. But for the least developed countries, those countries who have made the smallest contribution to the climate crisis yet suffer the worst of its effects, these impacts can often be intangible and unmeasurable yet are very real and increasingly unavoidable

Animations show loss and damage of climate impacts