World Resources Institute – Addressing Climate Damages: A Call to Action from the IPCC Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II report, focused on climate impacts and vulnerability, will reconfirm that even if countries make critical emission cuts, the economic and social costs of climate impacts are already severe and destined to get worse. While adaptation remains essential and must remain a high priority on the global climate action agenda, some impacts go beyond any means to adapt, with developing countries most at risk. That is why this seminal report must be a call to action for governments to reach a decision at COP27 to unlock funding that not only helps countries curb emissions and adapt to climate impacts, but also addresses the economic and cultural losses and damages that cannot be avoided.

Join us on March 8 for an overview of the IPCC report’s findings and a frank discussion about how significant losses and damages from climate change are not only a future risk, but already a present-day reality for vulnerable people in hotspots around the world. You will hear from leading scientists, policymakers, and advocates on how the world must respond to the growing threats from climate change and how critical it is for governments to reach consensus at the COP27 UN climate summit to go beyond talking about funding for loss and damage and instead establish the means to deliver it.


  • Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland
  • Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of the Working Group II report, IPCC
  • Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development in Bangladesh
  • Tina Stege, Climate Envoy for the Marshall Islands
  • Wanjira Mathai, Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute (Moderator)


Mar 08 2022


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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