With loss and damage being a major agenda in the UNFCCC negotiations and beyond, the Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) consortium aims to bring together negotiators and L&D experts, academics, and other relevant actors from a broad range of countries building on their demonstrated interest in finding solutions and to getting the needed finance flowing. The aim of the event is to facilitate a frank exchange of views on the current needs, challenges to identify concrete areas for enhanced cooperation. Against this backdrop, ICCCAD and ACT2025 partners will co-convene an event to discuss the scale, speed and urgency for financing loss and damage, more specifically the institutional framework of a loss & damage finance facility. The speakers will discuss this pressing topic and the contours of an outcome at COP27 and beyond.
The ACT2025 consortium aims to elevate voices mainly from vulnerable countries and aims to reach just and ambitious outcomes at UN climate negotiations at COP27 in Egypt this November – and beyond. ACT2025 partners are headquartered around the world, including in Bangladesh, Belize, Colombia, Nigeria, Kenya, the Philippines and the United States.
Event organizers: Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) and Manila Observatory (MO) (in association with ACT2025)
Sarah Jane Ahmed, Finance Advisor to the Vulnerable Group of Twenty (V20) Ministers of Finance of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), Philippines
Fatuma Hussein, SBI Coordinator for the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change
Tony La Viña, Associate Director for Climate Policy and International Relations, Manila Observatory, Philippines
Malcolm Dalesa, Climate Diplomacy Coordinator, Government of Vanuatu
Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Bangladesh (moderator)