Chapter 11: Loss and Damage

Recommended materials

Saleemul Huq, Erin Roberts & Adrian Fenton, “Loss and damage” (2013) 3:11 Nature Climate Change 947

Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, “Justice for climate loss and damage” (2015) 133:3 Climatic Change 469

Mike Hulme, “Attributing Weather Extremes to ‘Climate Change’: A Review” (2014) 38:4 Progress in Physical Geography 499

Supplementary materials

Emma Lees, “Responsibility and liability for climate loss and damage after Paris” (2017) 17:1 Climate Policy 59

Benoit Mayer, “Whose ‘Loss and Damage’? Promoting the Agency of Beneficiary States” (2014) 4:3-4 Climate Law 267

Latest materials

Benjamin et al, ‘An ‘Islands’ COP’? Loss and damage at COP23’

forthcoming in Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/reel.12255?af=R

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M Burke et al., “Higher temperatures increase suicide rates in the United States and Mexico”

(2018) Nature Climate Change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0222-x

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In the news

“Not a silver bullet: Why the focus on insurance to address loss and damage is a distraction from real solutions”

An interesting, critical perspective on the role of insurances in addressing the impacts of climate change. http://us.boell.org/2018/08/30/not-silver-bullet   

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Large area of China could soon be virtually uninhabitable as deadly heatwaves become more intense, scientists warn

"Research adds to body of evidence showing heat-related deaths around world will increase dramatically in coming decades" https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/heatwave-china-climate-change-carbon-emissions-greenhouse-gas-tropics-mit-a8471751.html?utm_source=EHN&utm_campaign=12f2a40331-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8573f35474-12f2a40331-99406733

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The sinking state: This is what happens when climate change forces an entire country to seek higher ground

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/07/26/feature/this-is-what-happens-when-climate-change-forces-an-entire-country-to-seek-higher-ground/?noredirect=on&utm_campaign=bd4c42d5f8-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_source=EHN&utm_term=.d916a4bf8ebd

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