Damage

Not all effects of climate change can be adapted to.
They will result in damages and loss of life, property and economic opportunity.

Climate change as it is occurring now already leads to more severe local weather events such as storms, floods and droughts. Changing weather patterns lead to less spectacular, but persistent changes that can render large stretches of land less habitable than before. It can be expected that these impacts will only get worse and more wide-spread as global mean temperatures continue to rise. In effect, continued and worsening climate change leads to different physical and economic losses in many parts of the world, demanding an effective common response.

. On an international level, first steps are being taken, but the connection between historical responsibility for climate change and the need for compensation is still being debated.

Watch these videos to understand important aspects of loss and damage and the international process